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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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