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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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