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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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