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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.

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