Day in history for February 25, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The result of the vote on Saturday last upon the proposition to obtain a piece of land of Judge Spencer equal in size to the public square for the purpose of leasing it to some person who would erect and keep a first-class hotel was 12 for the proposition and 169 against it.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A party, termed the ``secret brotherhood,'' was alleged to have agreed upon aldermanic candidates as follows: 1st Ward, Fred Koch; 2d Ward, M.H. McCarthy; 3rd Ward, Joseph C. Cameron; 4th Ward, Andrew Anderson; 5th ward, Joseph Hillier.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Injuries received by Joseph Frew, switch tender in the Rock Island Lines yards, proved fatal.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Moline defeated Rock Island 46-23 and won the Tri-City conference basketball title.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A new electrically powered water purifier unit, developed by the Army for field use, is being tested in Moline this week along the banks of the Mississippi River directly north of the municipal waterworks.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Augustana College choir fell victim this weekend to what may have been an onslaught of the Russian flu and was forced to cancel a concert for the first time in at least a decade. The choir was scheduled to sing at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rockford on Sunday, but more than a third of its 73 members were home in bed.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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