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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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