Day in history for March 1, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Last week we had the pleasure of a visit from our worthy representative Mr. Marshall. He has done good service in the legislature and materially advanced the interest of his constituents in every matter confided to his care.

1878 -- 125 years ago
During the month of February, Supervisor Aster expended $373.85 for relief of the poor.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Harry W. Sommers resigned as manager of the Harms Hotel. He had been manager since opening of the hotel.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh received $25,000 and the Woodrow Wilson peace medal.

1953 -- 50 years ago
LeRoy Henderson, 25, of Silvis, had a narrow escape from serious injury at 4:20 this morning when his automobile and a Rock Island Lines switch engine collided at the 19th St. crossing in Moline. Henderson told police that neither of the gates were down nor were there any warning signals flashing when he drove onto the crossing.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Moline City Administrator Duane Olivier says he can't remember a year when Moline streets took such a beating from the weather. And Horace Moore, long-time city health and sanitation official, predicts it may be August before all the gaping potholes and scuffed up streets can be repaired. Heavy snowfall and an unusually large number of freeze-and-thaw cycles have laid waste to some portions of nearly every street in town.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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