Day in history for October 13, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- More than 300 students now attend the brick school in the first ward under the tutelage of H.B. Smith and two assistants. The school should be subdivided into at least a half-a-dozen schools.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Rev. J.W. VanOsdel preached at the Baptist Church this morning.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Coach Keisel of Rock Island High School announced that he will enter Wisconsin University.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Bruce and Henry Gates, brothers, were wounded when the shotgun of a hunting companion accidently discharged.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island mail carrier, Edward C. Clow, was credited with being instrumental in foiling of a planned breakout by five prisoners at the Rock Island County jail. Clow discovered five hacksaw blades hanging by a string from a third floor jail window. The discovery led to a shakedown of jail cells and prisoners, the foiling of the planned jailbreak and the arrest of two young Davenporters.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- When Lawrence Lorensen was running for Moline mayor in the spring of 1977, he didn't think he'd end up with three jobs at Moline city hall, but that's the way it worked out. Besides his mayoral duties, he's also been serving as city administrator and as chief negotiator during current wage talks with workers.
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