Day in history for November 30, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Ward fire wardens appointed by the Rock Island city council are R. Graham, J.G. Blythe and Frazer Wilson.

1878 -- 125 years ago
O.J. Dimick has gone to Peoria to make some horse trades which he expects will bring to Rock Island some of the best Kentucky trotting stock.

1903 -- 100 years ago
More blackmail demands have been received by officers of the Rock Island Lines. New threats are made by the gang to dynamite trains.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Moline High School defeated Rock Island, 7-0, in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game of the two cities yesterday in Douglas Park.

1953 -- 50 years ago
WHBF-TV, Channel 4, is the first television station in the United States to install a completely automatic United Press facsimile receiver. This new receiver, which began delivery of photos Nov. 10, provides the fastest newspicture service in the Quad-Cities area. It brings ready-to-telecast pictures from all over the world direct to WHBF-TV through the U.P. Telephoto network.

1978 -- 25 years ago
About 10,000 Quad-Cities area residents have signed petitions opposing closure of the East Moline Mental Health Center. Barbara Lerch, a mental health technician at the center and a member of the Concerned Citizens Committee to Save the East Moline Mental Health Center, said committee members hope to garner another 10,000 signatures within two weeks.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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