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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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