Day in history for November 12, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- What should be done for the poor this winter? The best suggestion so far received is that aid to the poor should be left to the ladies.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Fifteen thousand bushels of sweet potatoes were grown this year on Muscatine island.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Five cases of typhoid fever in families on 13th St., Rock Island, have been traced to a contaminated well.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- W.D. Peterson, 76, one of the founders of a Davenport department store, died in Pasadena, Calif. He was known as the man chiefly responsible for the development of the Davenport levee.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Police revenue from fines and penalties for the city of Rock Island set a new record for the second consecutive month in October with a total of $6,248.40, according to a report released today by Police Chief Claus C. Miller. The October total is more than $1,200 greater than the previous record reported in September, $4,990.10.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The East Moline Women's Club was looking for a project, and buried on a list of community improvement ideas was a dream of a hospital to serve upper Rock Island and parts of Henry County. The hospital idea surfaced in Evelyn Perlmutter's basement, along with suggestions for youth projects, urban renewal and a city map. And so Illini Hospital was born, opening its doors 10 years ago this month.
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