Day in history for October 20, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Ben Harris, clerk of the fast steamboat McKee, will please accept our thanks for St. Louis papers. This boat gets from 50 to 100 passengers from this place on every trip it takes.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Joseph L. Hass will deliver Democratic party speeches in German for German-speaking citizens of Hillsdale and Hampton.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Colonel Frank O. Lowden, Chicago, seeking the Republican nomination for governor, visited Rock Island.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Louis L. Emmerson, for governor, Ruth Hanna McCormick, for congress, and Oscar E. Carlstrom of Aledo, for attorney general, spoke at Republican rallies in Rock Island, Moline and East Moline.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Dick Sargent, 42, a former Moline resident now living in New York, relaxed over the weekend in the Hampton home of his mother, Mrs. Winifred Sargent, and recaptured a certain nostalgia of his boyhood on the Mississippi river. Sargent, an artist, has painted six covers for the ``Washington Post'' and a number for ``Womans Day.''
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- ``I'm looking over a four-leaf clover...'' that familiar tune could be Bill Kaliebe's theme song, only he never overlooks the lucky charms like the character in the song. The 75-year-old Moliner has an uncanny knack for finding four-leaf clovers, and has collected over 6,000 of them since he began at the age of 10.
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