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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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