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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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