Day in history for September 26, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- There is a great demand for laborers and mechanics of all kinds in Rock Island. All who are willing to work can get steady employment at good wages.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- While digging in the Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann lumber yard city workmen unearthed human bones. One skull was in very good condition.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island schools completed the second week of the fall term yesterday with a total enrollment of 3,309.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Driver of the car which struck and killed Charles F. Stauduhar is held on manslaughter charge.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Full scale operations were begun today at Rock Island Millwork Company as 399 members of Local 788 Carpenters and Joiners, returned to their jobs following a strike of 15 weeks duration. The union spokesman said that although the increase was below the 14-cent raise the union sought, it will be accepted conditional to continued negotiations.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Family, and research into the Hemingway genealogy, brought the former wife of Leicester Hemingway to Prophetstown to vist her second cousin-in-law, Virginia Sibley. A resident of Silver Springs, Maryland, Patricia Hemingway has spent a good deal of time researching the roots of her husband's family. Despite the depth of her work, her brother-in-law Ernest still seems to shine as its most colorful character.
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