Day in history for December 31, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Bill Fox, one of the bandits who murdered Colonel Davenport here July 4, 1845, is again at large. He was seen by a man who had known him from boyhood. Fox and two men, mounted on good horses, were riding north in Knox County when identified.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A woman who fell on the sidewalk in front of her house and broke a limb is now suing her husband for $5,000 for not cleaning off the ice.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The former Miss Fannie Moore of Geneseo may become a titled English lady. Her husband, Frank Pennington, is the only direct heir of Lord Muncaster, a member of the English peerage.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The J.W. Montgomery home, 2102 24th St., was awarded first prize in The Argus outdoor Christmas lighting contest.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Plans are in progress for the construction of a new Sears, Roebuck And Co. store on W. 4th Street in Davenport, according to Elmer Underwood, Sears manager in the Quad-Cities. Building costs have delayed the construction of the store, but Underwood is hopeful that actual work may begin in the spring of 1954.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Commonwealth Edison Co. is making a new attempt to win official approval to dump heated water from its nuclear power station at Cordova into the Mississippi River. In applications for discharge permits filed with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa Department of Environmental Quality, Com-Ed seeks approval to use diffuser pipes rather than its closed cycle spray canal ``during adverse conditions.''
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