Day in history for November 6, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The steamer R.H. Lee, which has been stuck on the rocks near Hampton for two weeks, came down to Bailey and Boyle's boat yard for repairs.

1878 -- 125 years ago
After an absence of four years, the Lingards are back in Rock Island and will appear in the play ``His Own Enemy'' in Dart's Hall.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Uncle Tom's Cabin'' is the play tonight at the Illinois Theater.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Sarah Ann Walker, 102, was the oldest voter today in Rock Island. She cast a straight Republican ballot.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Arthur Godfrey doesn't know it, but he has a devoted fan in Rock Island. His name is Ricky, the ringtailed raccoon. Ricky lives with Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Thacker. He is so devoted, he goes right over to the television set and turns it on. He likes to watch while lying on the back of an easy chair.

1978 -- 25 years ago
It was the kind of day that went from bad to worse. Two cars owned by Dannie and Brenda Crowe, Moline, were hit and if that wasn't bad enough, somebody came along and hit the couple's cars again. In the first accident a Moline man was charged with going too fast for conditions and with leaving the scene of an accident after he struck the Crowe's cars which were parked in front of their house. Early the next morning the Crowe's two cars, still parked in front of their house, were among four parked autos struck by another motorist.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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