Day in history for October 7, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Brown of Geneseo, president of the Henry County Agricultural Society, has presented us with a fine lot of ladyfinger potatoes. For baking they are excellent, though, we think, not superior to the pink eyes.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Josephine passed down today leaving a barge load of lumber for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Charles McHugh and J.E. Montrose tendered a dinner to visiting hotel men at the Harper House last night.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Thorsten Bostrom, 12-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. Otto Bostrom, Augustana professer, was killed in an auto accident near Sterling.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Heavy damage resulted Sunday afternoon when fire broke out in the Moline Paint Manufacturing Co., 101 16th St., Moline. All Moline fire companies, in addition to off-duty Moline firemen and the company from Rock Island Arsenal, answered the call and battled the blaze for more than two hours.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- One of the most notorious fugitives in Rock Island County is a big, brown-eyed basset hound. The canine, which has been on the run for nine months, is wanted by animal control officers of Silvis, East Moline and Rock Island County for traveling without tags. The culprit has been spotted near the homes of area residents, regularly practices evasive tactics and has been known to roam with gangs.
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