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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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