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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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