Day in history for October 26, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mercer County failed to vote its portion of the Warsaw And Rock Island railroad bonds.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Ladies of the Christian Temperance Union are planning a grand entertainment at which baked pork and beans, brown bread, pumpkin pie and oysters will be served.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island High School defeated Kewanee in football, 42 to 6.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- A homecoming meeting is planned for Floyd E. Thompson of Rock Island, Democratic nominee for governor, on the day before election day.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Burglars obtained no loot but smashed a $400 juke box at Frank and Carl's Restaurant in Silvis Saturday night. County investigator Donald Wilson said the prowlers entered the place after apparently unlocking the door with a skeleton key. No money was in the restaurant since the place is being remodeled. The smashing of the juke box also was fruitless since the machine had been emptied of change.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Three Quad-Cities students are a little nervous this week. This week marks the debut of the new phone book for the Quad-Cities and the cover of all 65,000 of the books to be distributed in the area carry pictures by Jean Hayes of Moline, Darrin Thompson of Coal Valley, and Denise Brown of Rock Island. All three winners got $50 and a set of World Book encyclopedias.
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