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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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