Day in history for March 13, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The New St. Paul and the Regulator arrived at our levee early on the morning of Friday last. We are indebted to the gentlemanly officers of the New St. Paul for the late St. Louis papers.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Athletic Club were very busy today removing from their old quarters in the Harper block to a room in the post office block. One billiard table will be set up and the club men will meet there and be as social as usual.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Steamboat men were anticipating an unusually fine season on the upper Mississippi River.

1928 -- 75 years ago
William J. Stratton, candidate for secretary of state, was announced as an additional speaker for the Emmerson rallies on Thursday.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Larry Shaw, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shaw, Little York, has reached the conclusion that there is no such thing as a safe game. Larry fell backwards Wednesday at school while playing hide and seek. He suffered a broken right leg. Last fall, Larry fell from a horse, and this encounter with misfortune resulted in a broken arm.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Mrs. William A. Hewitt of Rock Island took the American Orchid Society trophy and Mrs. Marcia Whitmore of Coal Valley the Illowa Orchid Society trophy in the two-day show sponsored by the Illowa Orchid Society this weekend at SouthPark Mall.

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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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