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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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