Day in history for September 24, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The rumor that Mr. Norton tried to introduce his patent clothespins into schools to pinch children's noses is unfounded.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Milan Driving Park Association of Rock Island filed incorporation papers with the secretary of state.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. J. Green entertained a company of friends last night. Progressive cinch was played. Mr. Green was presented with a silver headed cane, Ed Sundeen making the presentation.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island County Agricultural and Industrial Exposition opens tomorrow for a three day stand. There are more than 3,000 entries.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A Moline woman is seeking $20,000 damages from the Proctor and Gamble Company, soap manufacturer, for what she claims is a permanent skin rash caused by a washing detergent. Mrs. Bessie Logue, in a suit filed in Rock Island County circuit court, claims the product ``Cheer,'' made by Proctor and Gamble, is responsible for the rash. The suit states Mrs. Logue used the detergent to do the family washing Oct. 2, 1951, and claims ``Cheer'' was put on the market without sufficient testing.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The Plantation Restaurant in the old Velie Mansion has been a Moline landmark for more than 30 years, though never within city boundaries. But the restaurant at 3701 7th St., will remedy that discrepancy soon by annexing to the city.
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