Day in history for February 28, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The committee appointed to examine the grass cutter manufactured by Mr. L.O. Lockwood of Rock Island reported it found the machine, made of cast and wrought iron, well put together and exhibiting evidence of ingenuity.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A.C. Vegiard, Elmira, N.Y., manager of ``The Dutch Recruit,'' was registered at the Bellows House. He was selecting characters for a play to be produced shortly by the Rodman Rifles.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island Republicans at primaries held last night chose delegates to the judicial convention. They will support Judge W.H. Gest.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island aldermen voted to abandon the city hall bond issue and submit only the barge terminal proposition to the voters April 7.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Scott County hog feeders, who have been feeding raw garbage to their stock, took steps to comply with legislation adopted by the Iowa legislature which prohibits the feeding of garbage unless it has been boiled for 30 minutes.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The Area Vocational Center at United Township High School sold its 10-room house a lot faster than usual this year. And the sale gave vocational teachers and school business manager Larry Dussliere a lot less than their usual quota of headaches. For the first time, the school was allowed to sell the house through a local real estate firm because of a change in state law.
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