Day in history for September 8, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Smith, who has bought the Hadsell House, has started to enlarge it into a 4-story hotel. It is hoped that it will be finished before the railroad cars arrive.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Attorney Oliver Olson, who has been confined to his home with an injured knee, was able to go riding in his buggy today.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The first annual basket picnic of the Rock Island and Scott Counties Masonic Social Association was held today in Prospect Park, Moline.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Benjamin Kenter, a member of a Rock Island produce firm, was stopped by four bandits on the outskirts of Chicago today and was robbed of his truck, 1,600 chickens and $11 in cash.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Workmen began dismantling two of Davenport's old landmarks, the gas towers on W. 2nd St., as modern gas consumption with the advent of natural gas has required the outmoded and small reservoirs to pass into the scrap mills. Owned by the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., the towers have been sold to the Alter Company as scrap metal.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A seventh theater soon will join Showcase Cinemas 1-2-3-4-5-6 in Milan. Construction has begun on the addition to the complex, located on U.S. 67 and Andalusia Road. Alex Castoldi, vice president and general manager of Redstone Theaters, which owns the Milan moviehouses, said the new theater should be open within three or four months.
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