Day in history for October 6, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A committee has secured the services of the Rev. J. Newberry, Cleveland, Ohio, to conduct a teachers' institute in Rock Island.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The synod of Illinois of the Presbyterian church will meet at Central Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, Oct. 15. Delegates from 175 churches are expected.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- M.H. Sexton would not allow his name to go before the American Association in Chicago yesterday as a candidate for the presidency of that organization.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Seventeen state banks in Rock Island County report deposits and resources in excess of $50,000,000.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Half the tickets for the special luncheon honoring John T. Brown, Racine, Wis., newly elected president of the J.I. Case Co., have been sold, Rock Island chamber officials reported today. Co-sponsors of the luncheon include the Optimist, Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, retail bureau and Chamber of Commerce.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Somebody who apparently doesn't like basketball hoops pulled down at least six of them in southwest Rock Island Sunday. Hoops and backboards were damaged at the homes of Ed Combs, 1712 88th Ave. West; Harry Theus, 8914 Ridgewood Road; James B. Gamache, 1601 80th Ave. West; Caroline Jennisch, 8811 16th St. West; George Atkinson, 1709 89th Ave. West; and John Phillips, 8925 19th St. West.
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