Day in history for October 30, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Joshua Barney is advertising for sealed bids for removal of obstructions in the Rock Island rapids of the Mississippi, but nobody seems to know who Joshua is or where he is. Some say he stays at the LeClaire House, Davenport.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Taylor Ridge has shipped 18 carloads of potatoes and three of onions in the last two days.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Charles McHugh, A.D. Sperry, George Price and A.D. Huesing have returned from duck hunting in New Boston bay.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The Augustana College board called the Rev. Conrad Bergendoff of Chicago to become professor of Christianity.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Augustana College, Rock Island, is slated to receive the greater part of a $700,000 estate of the late Mrs. Elsa N. Westerlin, Chicago, according to Associated Press dispatches. Terms of a will filed in Chicago probate court show about $620,000 should go to the college. Although neither Mrs. Westerlin nor her husband had attended Augustana or had any children enrolled at the college they had visited the campus often.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Thieves removed about 200 feet of half-inch steel cable from a fence in Camden Park. The Milan Jaycees built the fence around the parking lot at the park. The project was completed earlier this month. The cable is valued at approximately $200 officials said.
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