Day in history for November 19, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Prairie fires are doing much damage. A fire ran over the farms of Knox, Gregg and Mixter, destroying haystacks, a field of corn and a half-mile of fence. (The farms were along the base of the bluff, near the present 9th Ave.)
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Gun Club is holding a two-day tournament on its new grounds near Brooks crossing (42nd St. and 5th Ave., Rock Island). Street cars are hauling spectators to the tournament for 5 cents.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Michael Valentine, 16, Rock Island, who with two companions decided to see some of the world, was run over and killed by a freight train in Muscatine.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The chamber of commerce has obtained specialists to make surveys of good sites for a Rock Island airport.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Scott County and Davenport authorities issued warnings to minors who may attempt to falsify records in order to obtain driver's licenses which shows them to be over 21 years of age in order to obtain liquor. Authorities said they will prosecute all violations to the full limit of state codes.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island officials have decided the best place for their new sanitary landfill is south of Milan, near Castle Junction. Rock Island's present landfill, within city limits at 31st Ave. and Illinois 92, has been ordered closed by EPA officials because of potential water pollution problems.
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