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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