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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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