Day in history for December 2, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The latest news about the war has been brought to New York by the steamer Atlantic. Turkey won a battle 21 days ago, 1,200 Russians being killed.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Library circulated 2,015 books in November.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Ben J. Mitchell has been appointed cashier of the State Bank of East Moline, which will open for business the first of the year.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Salem Lutheran Church, Moline, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Moline firemen had a busy time Monday while they revived two small children who had choking spells as the result of colds and bronchial ailments. The first call came at 1:11 p.m. from 399 14th Ave. where Cynthia Carlson, 8 months old, was choking. Firemen quickly revived her. At 1:52 p.m., the same equipment was sent to 1545 21st Ave., where Stephen Etheridge, 2, was in a choking spell. He, too, was revived.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The liquor war is over. Cheryl Ross, part owner of the Village Restaurant in Green Park Addition, Colona, surrendered her liquor license. Residents surrounding the restaurant sharply opposed the sale of liquor and even filed a lawsuit against the restaurant, saying that the restaurant was in violation of covenants and abstracts in Green Park forbidding the sale or manufacturing of liquor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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