Day in history for December 6, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
We hear that the new store of Messrs. Ainsworth, Lynde And Simons at Geneseo is doing a fine business. Our friends in that region cannot find more honorable or upright men to deal with.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A load of hay remained all night on the scales in Market Square, something unusual here. Hay hasn't been selling lately.

1903 -- 100 years ago
C.I. Pederson was elected worshipful master of Rock Island Lodge No. 658, Masons.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Donald Hubbart was chosen to represent Rock Island High School in a Big Nine conference declamation contest.

1953 -- 50 years ago
In an effort to thwart persons posing as city inspectors, a good number of Rock Island city employees today were doing a bit of posing themselves. City Manager Conny Bodine said the employees are posing for pictures which will be placed on identification cards. The pictures are being taken by the police department. The cards will be carried by all city employees who have contact with the public in line with their city duties.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Davenport man who appeared on ``The Dating Game'' after going AWOL from a residential correctional facility has two other television credits. James Shelton, who called his Davenport attorney during the past week to arrange to turn himself in, said he has not only been on ``The Dating Game,'' but appeared on two episodes of ``The Gong Show.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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