Day in history for February 15, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Cobb And Barrett were appointed city auctioneers for Rock Island and required to pay the sum of $15 for license.

1878 -- 125 years ago
At a meeting of the workingman's party, the party was placed in the hands of Eugene Boynton.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Capt. W.T. Ranson of Company A announced that the armory is to be remodeled and enlarged.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Sec. of State L.L. Emmerson resisted attempts to remove him from the governor's race in favor of Atty. Gen. Oscar E. Carlstrom of Aledo.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Reynolds High School will retain the same name it has had for more than half a century. After the formation of Community Unit School District No. 300 last year, considerable discussion arose concerning a more appropriate title and finally led to the announcement of a public contest to select such a name. Miss Edna Mallette, class of 1900, known as the ``Naughty Naughts,'' submitted the prize winning letter suggesting that the high school continue as Reynolds Community High School. She was awarded the $25 war bond provided by the student council.

1978 -- 25 years ago
East Moline firemen were called to rescue an 11 month old boy from a bathroom. The boy became trapped in the bathroom when he closed the bathroom door, which swung in, then opened the drawer of a vanity, preventing the door from being pushed open.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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