Day in history for December 20, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The latest case of liberality we have noticed, is that of a newly married pair who sent a basket of (crab?) apples to a printer for publishing their nuptials.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Old Folks Festival at Hampton netted the society the snug amount of $90.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mayor McConochie urges citizens to contribute to the relief of Butler, Pa., which is in the throes of a typhoid fever epidemic.

1928 -- 75 years ago
General improvement in the influenza situation was evident today. Only about five hundred students are absent from the public schools now.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The home of the late Mrs. William Butterworth, known as Hillcrest, will become part of a $1,000,000 trust fund established for philanthropic purposes in Moline. The home can be sold, and proceeds put into the trust if trustees decide that is best.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A truck stolen in Moline and recovered about 2 hours later in Bettendorf contained $1,000 worth of beef. The truck belonging to Davenport Packing Co. of Milan was delivering beef to the Italian Village, 3328 23rd Ave., Moline, at 11 a.m. Friday when it was stolen. The driver of the truck told police the keys had been left in the truck. About 1 p.m. Friday Bettendorf police spotted the truck abandoned in a rural area near Interstate 80 at Middle and Forest Grove roads.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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