Day in history for December 5, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The lads and misses instructed in music by Mr. Smith gave a concert at the courthouse. Such an entertainment, which was well attended, is of more value than are the programs of the itinerant musicians we have had for some time past.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Most of the pews available in Broadway Presbyterian Church were sold last night.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island will have four more passenger trains when service is inaugurated tomorrow on the Chicago-Kansas Line of the Milwaukee Road.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Students of Augustana College plan a special program to honor Dr. G.A. Andreen, college president since 1901.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Safe burglars struck twice in Rock Island Friday night and early Saturday morning, looting the Eleventh Street Point tavern and an adjoining restaurant of more than $4,000 in cash and payroll checks, and the Franc Furniture Store of about $16 worth of costume jewelry. Police speculated that both entries were engineered by the same crew.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Milan's dreams of becoming the greatest ski area south of the Mississippi River may be short-circuited this season. Two members of the Milan Jaycees told the village board that problems in completing electrical work at Mount Camden, a ski slope the Jaycees are building in Camden Park on U.S. 67, may prevent the slope from opening before Christmas.
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