Day in history for November 25, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Rock Island County voted, 665 to 221, in favor of organizing the county by townships.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Our street crossings never were in better condition. Forty-one crossings have been laid on 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Rock Island. The old crossings were as much as two feet below the sidewalks. Nothing adds so much to the classiness of a city as well-graded streets and good plank crossings.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Seven shots were exchanged between striking molders and non-union men at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, Moline. Three strikers were shot, one critically.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Provisions of Rock Island's first zoning ordinance were explained to the public by the city council.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- An open house and recruitment tea were given Sunday afternoon at Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing. Student nurses escorted guests through the hospital and dormitory. A social hour, including a movie, ``Girls in White,'' concluded the event.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A long-awaited emergency shelter-care facility for teenage girls is finally taking shape, and the group of Quad-Cities women behind it is celebrating. LINKS, a group made up primarily of black women, is holding a buffet dinner Saturday night to dedicate the shelter, which is scheduled to be in operation by June. The group has contracted with Home Away from Home in Rock Island to run the proposed facility.
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