Day in history for September 19, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- We now get our Chicago mail in 20 hours. The railroad has reached Indiantown (Tiskilwa) 65 miles away.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Boat Club's new cedar gig is arousing many favorable comments.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Floods along the upper Mississippi River have brought an increase in rafting activity. Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann mill is expecting logs from Stillwater.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Hoover and Emmerson lead in Argus straw vote at Mercer County Fair.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Approximately 4,700 customers of the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. are being notified to make arrangements for use of a fuel other than gas for space heating during the coming winter. Officials of the utility firm said they have been informed by the National Gas Pipeline Co. of America, supplier of natural gas for this area, that gas from the Herscher underground storage field for the coming heating season can not be assured at this time.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Claiming he was forced to play music on the air which he found ``personally offensive'' and which he described as being ``blatant sexism,'' Jack Carey, early-morning disc jockey on WQUA Radio, Moline, has turned in his resignation, effective Sept. 23. The song in question is ``(I Want To) Kiss You All Over,'' recorded by a group called Exile.
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