Day in history for February 8, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The notice of Messrs. Negus And Lee, in our advertising columns, is inserted and paid for as an advertisement, and we are in no way responsible for what it promises.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Johnson was offering for sale the barbering outfit lately occupied by E. Smith at 4th Ave. and 18th St., Rock Island.

1903 -- 100 years ago
It was reported that the workingman's party favored the election of any of the following for mayor: Ben Harper, B.D. Buford, S.D. Stoddar, Ald. Woods, Ald. Lundy or ``anyone else who has a possible chance of election.''

1928 -- 75 years ago
Atty. William B. Schroeder was nominated for office of exalted ruler of Rock Island Lodge, No. 980, Elks.

1953 -- 50 years ago
It was a toss-up whether school authorities or the parents of a 12-year-old Rock Island boy were startled the most upon learning the boy has played hooky from school for the past six months. The boy went to school four days last September and told officials there he was transferring to another school. He was taken off the roll at that school. He never entered the other.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The 3M Company's Industrial Pollution Control Program at its two manufacturing plants in Cordova has been nominated for an ``Achievement Award'' by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The 3M program is one of five to be nominated for the annual award.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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