Day in history for November 1, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Today was a cold snowy day. Snow fell here all day, but did not last long. In the northern part of the state we learn that the ground was covered to the depth of three inches.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Dr. H.A. Reynolds will begin a series of nightly lectures against intoxicating liquors in Dart's Hall.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- A reception was held in the Harper House for Governor Richard Yates. In a speech in the courthouse, he defended his administration against charges made in Chicago newspapers.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- David Lawrence, columnist, predicts the election of Herbert Hoover as president Nov. 6.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Science and police techniques, teamed to prevent or solve crimes, are transforming Rock Island's police force into a department of specialists. Today the Rock Island police force has seven men trained in operation of radar speed analyzing, one in lie detection, six in photography and four in fingerprinting. All members of the force hold federal permits as radio operators and are trained in first aid.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- First National Bank and Moline National Bank donated $16,000 to downtown Moline merchants for the most elaborate Christmas display in the Midwest. ``It's really going to be spectacular,'' said Gene Oliver, head of the merchants promotion committee. The decorations will far surpass those of last year which cost only about $1,800.
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