Day in history for September 20, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The hog crop for the coming season will be immense. The number will be at the lowest calculation, ten percent greater; and from present prospects, the price will be considerably less than last year.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A bazaar for the benefit of St. Joseph's Catholic Church is in progress.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Capt. A.M. Blakesley disposed of his interest in the Rock Island Stove Company to his business associates Phil Mitchell and Frank Mixter and, with his wife, left for California.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Bert Durkee has been elected president of the senior class of Rock Island High School.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Fireworks may open at the Rock Island City Council meeting when the council considers a recommendation for Long View Park as the site for the city's $300,000 swimming pool. Attorney Norman R. Walker, Rock Island, said he will head an organized delegation of Long View Park area residents protesting such a pool site choice. It is reported the group favors the use of a site purchased by the previous administration at 35th Street and 23rd Avenue.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The acquisition of a computerized pulmonary and cardiovascular evaluation system at Lutheran Hospital, Moline, was announced today by Kenneth Moburg, hospital president. Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary underwrote $75,000 of the cost of the $95,000 life-saving equipment, Moburg said.
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