Day in history for September 6, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The name of the Post Office at Edgington in this county has been changed to Holly.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A meeting has been called for Sunday in courthouse square in behalf of yellow fever sufferers in the south. The call for aid was signed here by Thomas Murdock, Cornelius Lynde, Phil Mitchell, T.J. Robinson, J.M. Buford, P.L. Mitchell and B.D. Buford.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- New rates were explained when local lodges of the Ancient Order of United Workmen met last week.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Harold V. Almquist, Minnesota University football star, arrived in Rock Island to become football coach at Augustana College.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island police and firemen launched a full-scale investigation into possible arson as the cause of four fires in and adjacent to a 3-car garage at the Hodgson Funeral Home, 608 20th St., Rock Island. The fourth and most serious blaze, causing an estimated $800 damage, occurred at 8:17 p.m. Monday.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The Rev. Raymond Boyle, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Silvis for the past three years, attended the investiture of Pope John Paul I in Rome. In scenes shown on area television stations, Father Boyle was directly behind the pontiff. He also was among the hundreds of pastors from around the world who distributed Holy Communion during the mass in St. Peter's Square.
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