Day in history for March 11, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Last Friday evening a large number of the personal friends of the former editor of The Republican, L.S. Nichols, met at the Rock Island House. The long dining room was well-fixed, the oysters and other ``fixins'' delicious, the cigars excellent.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Nationals were badly whipped at an election in Milan yesterday. The Peoples ticket, elected without exception, included Thomas Kerr, president, and Thomas Johnston, A.R. Brown, J.E. Burrows, R.P. Dart, A. Cook and J.C. Adams, councilmen.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The county supervisors cast six ballots yesterday before they could decide on the architect for a new pauper house to replace a burned structure. L.M. Drack of Rock Island, finally was chosen.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The board of directors of the YWCA decided to close the dormitory because of the deficit it had caused for several years.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Permanent closing of foundry operations at the J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf about May 1 will release an estimated 250 men, many of whom are expected to be absorbed in other industrial plants in the Quad-Cities area.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A young Moliner has been accepted by the Audition Division to do television commercials in Rosemont, Ill., for national television. Angela Holliday, 5, will be working for the Geddes Agency, Chicago. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Holliday.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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