Day in history for October 25, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Remember the Warsaw railroad meeting to be held this week. The advertisement will be found in our paper. Let everyone go that can and learn the facts in relation to the loan. Above all, let every man in the county vote for the loan.

1878 -- 125 years ago
R.T. McNeal has returned from a sojourn in Colorado Springs.

1903 -- 100 years ago
A brilliant reception was held for the 13 Methodist bishops of the United States who are holding a conference here.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Hundreds of people attended formal opening of a new women's dormitory at Augustana College.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Gasoline prices plummeted to the lowest rate in several years in four Quad-City communities today as a red-hot gas price war gathered momemtum. Shortly afternoon, Sinclair stations joined the fight matching the 5 to 7 cent per gallon cut in prices in Rock Island, Moline, East Moline and Silvis. The new prices were 26.9 cents for premium and 24.9 cents for regular.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A train derailment at 3rd and Iowa streets in Davenport late Saturday night scattered 2,500 bushels of corn in the street and blocked traffic until Sunday afternoon. One end of a train car carrying the corn was almost upright, while another car labeled ``anhydrous ammonia'' dangled precariously over the edge of the railroad bridge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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