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Day in history for February 5, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The mercury sank to 16 degrees below zero and the ice bridge across the Mississippi River was never better.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Saulpaugh, whom The Argus referred to as ``one of the best deer hunters in the west,'' left for Texas to be absent several weeks.

1903 -- 100 years ago
C.B. Baker of Rock Island and Miss Winnie Zudelwitz, Davenport, were married in the home of Rabbi W.H. Fineschriber in Davenport.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Cagers of Rock Island High defeated Galesburg 24 to 15, in a preliminary game on the Augustana court. Augie lost to Bradley in the final game, 34 to 29.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Moline High School pupils learned that organized truancy, like crime, does not pay. The 40 pupils who cut classes were reinstated on probation and only after they and their parents signed a promise containing a statement of five conditions. The part that hurt pertained to attendance at out-of-town basketball games.

1978 -- 25 years ago
What started as a practical joke nearly ended in death for a 6-foot boa constrictor. The snake, which was draped around the neck of a man chased from a Rock Island tavern and later arrested in Moline on a traffic violation, was abandoned in the owner's car for a few critical hours. The snake was finally fished out of the car by Niabi Zoo officials and is reported resting warmly at the zoo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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