Day in history for November 7, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The Mississippi is so low our merchants can't get their winter supply of goods from below. They will be obliged to go east by train to buy.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island city council approved plans submitted by the Rock Island Militia Company, the Rodman Rifles, for a combination armory and city hall.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rowdies created a disturbance in the gallery and were ejected from the Illinois Theater last night during a concert by the Ovide Music Company.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Herbert Hoover, Republican, won the presidency over Al Smith. Hoover carried 40 of the states.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Socialism rather than Communism is the real thing to worry about concerning our own national government, members of the Moline Kiwanis Club were told at a ladies night dinner meeting in the LeClaire Hotel. Don Forsyth, Carthage, president of Kiwanis International, told his audience: ``Communism is knocking at our front door, but Socialism already has entered through the back door and is opening the front door for Communism.''
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The Max D. Peterson Mansion on the Marycrest College campus has been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historical Places. Marycrest has been awarded a $40,600 grant for restoration of the 90-year-old building from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA).
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