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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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