Day in history for September 9, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- S.M. Ewing and some other Moline men have bought the steamboat Greek Slave. The boat will remain in the St. Paul-St. Louis trade.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- W.S. Campbell addressed a temperance meeting today. Dr. A.J. Perry of Chicago will address the Reform Club three evenings next week.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Friends surprised G.C. Wallick on his 87th birthday at his home in Edgewood Park and presented him with a handsome rocking chair.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Republicans held a rally for the Hoover-Curtis presidential ticket in Market Square, Rock Island.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Pranksters, believed to be youngsters, took a good deal of the starch out of the Davenport Police Department's crackdown on speeders by erecting a cardboard sign on a broom pole several blocks in front of the speed analyzer. Several hours passed and only a few offenders were caught.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Harry Dale is a determined man. After three years of pondering and a year of building, his brainchild, the Pav-Saver, is now at work on Moline's 5th Avenue redevelopment project, smoothing out concrete and forming curbing automatically in less than half the time it would take a well-trained construction crew. By combining three functions, the Pav-Saver has cut labor costs by 70 percent. It can lay 300 cubic yards of concrete in an hour.
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