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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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