Day in history for October 11, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Andrews offers his pleasant residence for sale. It is a delightful situation; and at the price he has fixed for it, we should think it would command a ready purchaser. It is said that he intends to erect a fine dwelling in the highlands of Greenbush another season.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Hammered and finished horse nails are being manufactured in Rock Island.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias of Illinois will hold a four day convention in Rock Island beginning Oct. 20.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- O.F. Koch, superintendent of Kewanee schools, was elected president of the Blackhawk division of the Illinois Teachers Association.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- The first of eight hourly sessions in the housewives ``slimnastics'' class at the Rock Island YWCA was held Tuesday morning. Attending were: Mesdames E.V. Butters, Walter Erwin, Ed Brady, William Miller, Abe Friedman, Ben Petersen, Lyle Kelsey, Howard Schroeder, Helen Kreis, Abbie Sax, Charles Kirby, Tom Brown, Frank Wich and Bernard Sax.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Thieves took between $30,000 and $35,000 worth of men's clothing from a store in what may be Geneseo's biggest heist ever. Joe Green, owner of the Raquet Men's Shop, described it as ``a pretty professional job. They knew what they were doing.'' Green said about 40 leather coats and some 275 suits and sport coats were taken.
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