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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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