Day in history for November 2, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- It is assumed here that Turkey has declared war on Russia. News brought by the steamer Niagara is 15 days old, but tells of an ultimatum by the sultan.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Contractor Peter Farrell, engaged in rebuilding the John Volk mills, which were destroyed by fire, was seriously hurt when he was hit by a falling post.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- A three-day rummage sale at the roller skating rink has netted the Union Mission (Bethany Children's Home) a profit of $730.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- A crowd of 25,000 was entertained by Rock Island merchants at the second annual Halloween Mardi Gras parade.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Phyllis Cunningham, 23, Moline, is recovering in Moline Public Hospital after eating glass. She was downtown Moline eating beans and ham with four friends when she felt something in her mouth that she said didn't belong there. Spitting it out she discovered a sliver of glass. Doctors have been watching the progress of the glass through her intestinal tract.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Concern for students who wait for school buses in frigid weather prompted Mrs. Betty Ingram of Coal Valley's Grandview Addition to ask village board approval to erect a shelter in the old North Park. Materials would cost about $2,000 for a plexiglass type enclosure which would hold about 15 students.
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