Day in history for March 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Among the emigrants to Salt river this spring we saw a large boat, on wheels and drawn by horses, pass through our streets last Monday on way over the plains. It had the name of ``Gen. Scott'' on its stern.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Milan was scheduled to hold an election tomorrow, Thomas Kerr was the nominee for president on both the Peoples' and National tickets.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Congressman and Mrs. George W. Prince of Galesburg were guests of Postmaster and Mrs. T.H. Thomas.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County taxes for 1927, including estimated railroad assessment, totaled nearly $3,000,000.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Moline Detective Sgt. Charlie E. Larson had to break down a bathroom door to rescue a 3-year-old girl who had accidentally locked herself in late this morning. The little girl, screaming hysterically, was unharmed.

1978 -- 25 years ago
It had been a tough semester, and the five Oral Roberts University students finally were beginning to unwind, as they winged their way toward the Quad-City Airport. The pilot, Dennis Granlund of Whitehall, Wis., began circling as he approached the airport, and that's when the landing gear jammed. The young pilot and crew kept their cool and prayed a lot. Finally the crew was instructed to climb to 3,500 feet, where warmer temperatures melted the frozen slush that had jammed the landing gear.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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