Day in history for September 17, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The mayor has been authorized to buy land (Market Square) for the erection of a combination market house and city hall thereon.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Athletic Club gave a reception at the new Harper Opera House last night.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Miss Lucy Frysinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Frysinger, was married at 1 p.m. today, in Trinity Episcopal Church, to Carroll Atwood Nettleton, Chicago. The Rev. F.A. Heisley officiated.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- New Royal Neighbor building will be dedicated Oct. 17.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- In the wake of Russia's H-bomb announcement, the United States government has tagged 193 American cities as probable targets of atomic attack, 70 of them ``critical.'' The Quad-Cities area was placed on the critical list because of its World War II arms production at the Rock Island Arsenal, the Mississippi River locks, which control river traffic; three major farm equipment manufacturers, and the Aluminum Corporation of America plant at Bettendorf, the second largest aluminum sheet metal plate company in the world.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The two concrete lions had been standing on guard in Ronald P. Edstrand's front yard for so long they had become a permanent part of the neighborhood. They seemed immovable. Edstrand reported to Moline police that someone came into his yard at 222 13th Ave., Moline, and stole the two lions. Each lion weighed 150 lbs.
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