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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