Day in history for December 1, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Ward street supervisors, chosen by the Rock Island city council, are: Joseph Conway, Peter S. Albert and Joseph Johnston.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- These are the fellows who have gone down to the Illinois River to shoot ducks, geese and mudhens: T.T. Dow, I.H. Sears, C. Krum, August Schmidt, W.A. Foster, J.A. LeClaire, S.F. Gilman and Thomas Galpaugh.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Frederick Weyerhaeuser of St. Paul, formerly of Rock Island, gave this city $4,000 for a new public library. Previously he had given $10,000 and loaned the city $50,000 for the building.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Charles Elbert Whelan, editor of the Modern Woodmen magazine, died at 66.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- There is no telling what a motorist will encounter on the road these days. Gust Bourboules, 246 15th St., Silvis, driving along 1st Ave. in Silvis, suddenly encountered a wheel bowling across the street. The wheel had come loose from the car of Valentine Lopez. The freak accident took place near 13th St.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- It seems that none of the students at Colona Grade School want to eat lunch with Superintendent Eddie Sperry. The Citizen's Advisory Committee had met with the superintendent to figure out what could be done about discipline problems in the cafeteria. Any student who misbehaves has to eat lunch at the superintendent's table, an unusual punishment, but apparently an effective one.
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