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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