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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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