Day in history for November 23, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Teacher M.R. Kelly asks us to tell people he has 110 scholars in his miserable old shell of a school and can't take any more. Parents still are bringing him new scholars, knowing that his place is full to overflowing.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- When asked the important question, a bridegroom at a wedding here said: ``Well, I guess I will.'' Told to be more specific as to whether he would take this woman to be his wife, he said: ``Well, I don't care if I do.''
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Seventeen young men have been killed in football games so far this season and it is expected that the toll will pass 20 before the last games are played on Thanksgiving day.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- James E. Spring, 21, of Rock Island, was critically injured and his twin brother, John, was slightly hurt when their auto turned over after being hit by another car in Davenport.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Islanders will now be able to return library books without getting out of the car and when the library is closed. A book return box has been installed on the library corner at 19th St. and 4th Ave.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Jim Houghtaling of Ajax Auto Sales reported a break-in to Rock Island police. Burglars kicked away boards over an east side garage door to gain entry. The window was boarded up from a previous burglary. Houghtaling reported only six pennies missing from a desk drawer.
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