Day in history for February 4, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The following committee has been appointed to push efforts for a first-class hotel in Rock Island: Joseph Knox, Lemuel Andrews, William Bailey, James W. Brackett and P. Gregg.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It being Sunday, the Rev. Robert Schwartz preached on ``The Judgement'' at the Christian church.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The Argus carried an account of the robbery of the Cambridge First National Bank between 2 and 5 o'clock this morning. $10,000 was taken. The five robbers were captured by a posse.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A special committee of the city council has been appointed to consider a plan to establish quarters for former servicemen's organizations in the proposed new municipal hall.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A Milan woman who was kicked by a cow is being treated at St. Anthony's Hospital. Hospital officials reported that Mrs. Thelma Rennison, Rural Route 2, Milan, incurred a possible fracture of her left leg when kicked by the animal. She is reported in ``fairly good'' condition. Mrs. Rennison was admitted to the hospital at 6:15 o'clock this morning.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Moline police say about nine cars have been towed away in a crackdown on abandoned vehicles and they are eyeing another 97 complaints. Vehicles left on city property for more than 48 hours can legally be towed away at the owner's expense, usually about $15.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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