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 Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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