Day in history for November 27, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A Chicago reporter estimates the populations of these cities as follows: Davenport, 5,200; Rock Island, 4,000; Moline, 1,500; Camden (Milan), 300; East Davenport, 200.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Thanksgiving day was observed in the Quad-Cities with the usual disregard for the original meaning of the holiday.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Walter Johnson, 60, editor of the Rock Island Union, died in his home, 1132 1st Ave. Born in England, he had been connected with the Rock Island daily for 35 years.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Coach Shorty Almquist's first football team at Augustana College ended the season with a 7-1 record after defeating St. Ambrose 13-2 in the final game.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- The snow Thursday developed in time to provide a Christmas atmosphere for the Moline Christmas parade scheduled to begin at 6 o'clock tonight and wind through the downtown area. Thousands of persons are expected to brave the cold air and icy streets to stand along the line of march and view the parade units.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The first winter storm to sweep the Quad-Cities dumped 3.3 inches of snow overnight and this morning snarled traffic, rerouted air travelers, downed power lines and sent city workers scrambling for their snowplows. Forecasters are calling for temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees tonight with a chance of more snow flurries.
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