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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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