Day in history for October 14, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Where is the quarterly report of that wildcat bank? The public wants to know if it has given up entirely or will it try to keep up an appearance of business for a few more weeks.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Methodist conference returned the Rev. George R. Palmer to the pastorate of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Caroline Rosenfield was united in marriage at 6 o'clock last evening to Ferdinand Levy.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The German airship Graf Zeppelin landed at Lackhurst today after completing a 110-hour trans-Atlantic flight from Friedrichshafen, Germany.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Another major fire, the third this year, occurred in Monmouth this morning as the McCullough Lumber and Coal Co. property was destroyed by a blaze which swept the building at 101 E. 4th Ave. Several carloads of coal and lumber were burned in the spectacular blaze, which could be seen for several miles. Damage may reach $200,000.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Efforts to beautify downtown Rock Island are being nipped in the bud by hit-and-run blossom bandits. In the past month, about 500 taxpayer-bought chrysanthemums have been purloined from the Great River Plaza. About 2,800 of the red, yellow and orange mums, costing $1 each, not including labor, were planted.
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