Day in history for October 21, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Meetings have been called by the promoters of the Warsaw And Rockford railroad at Port Byron, Cordova, Rose Hill, Hampton, Moline and Edgington from Oct. 25 to 29.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Many beautiful memorial gifts add to the attractiveness of the new Broadway Presbyterian Church.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The Illinois Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, in convention in Rock Island, voted to establish a home for orphans.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Being awakened early in the morning by barking dogs is bad enough. But to try to find out the cause for their barking and discover yourself looking a strange horse in the face is worse. Jean Gellerstedt, Moline, had that experience. She was aroused by incessant barking of dogs, went out the back door to check on the cause and looked straight in the face of a stray horse.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- George N. Peek of Moline, national farm leader, has bolted the Republican Party, delaring his belief that Al Smith, if elected president, would do more to help farmers than had been done.Three brothers from the Quad-Cities, all of whom have been St. Ambrose alumni for 50 years or more, will be among the first inducted into the college's new Emeritus Club during homecoming festivities. Charles Dauw, Rock Island, graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 1924, Frank in 1925, and James in 1927.
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