Day in history for February 13, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The recently prepared pre-paid postage envelopes have been rejected by the post office department. The contractors are to furnish better specimens.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A temperature of 33 degrees above zero was registered this morning by The Argus thermometer.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Delirious with alcohol and frantic over her confinement at police headquarters, Nellie Millsworth, who claims to be a variety actress, attempted suicide by hanging last night but was cut down in time to prevent serious consequences.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Cong. John C. Allen, Monmouth, announced his candidacy for a third term.

1953 -- 50 years ago
For the second time within a month the Scott County treasurer's office is out of license plates, and it may be a week or longer before an additional supply is received from the Anamosa reformatory. Meanwhile 650 plates on hand when the over-the-counter sale was halted have been reserved for mailing to autoists who had applied for licenses by mail before the one dollar penalty went into effect Feb. 1.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The 13th of February proved to be unlucky for the Hampton snow plow, which got stuck axle deep in mud on the edge of the road on South 3rd Avenue. The village grader with the assistance of a wrecker was able to pull it out.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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