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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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