Day in history for February 11, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
We learn that John Deere now is turning out 100 plows per week on a new and improved pattern.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The ladies of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church announced a waffle social to be held at the home of Mrs. T.J. Robinson tomorrow evening.

1903 -- 100 years ago
At a membership meeting of the Rock Island Club last night, the president, F.H. Head, made an address on securing new industries for this community.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The total attendance at the Rock Island auto show is expected to approximate 20,000.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Actress June Haver, who turned her back on movieland's tinseled brilliance today to become a nun, probably will enter a convent somewhere in Kansas. Mrs. Oscar Elmergreen, Miss Haver's great-aunt, who resides at 1926 Marquette St., Davenport, said today that the former Rock Island singer and dancer has disposed of all of her property and personal belongings and is ready to enter the religious order.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A new Quad-Cities area map has been published by Quad-City Development Group. This is the first edition that has been printed on both sides, said President Dick Weeks. The back side includes a listing of points of interest, an area map of Scott and Rock Island counties with industrial parks shown, and a detailed map of Rock Island Arsenal.

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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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