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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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