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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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