Day in history for March 17, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Rohmahn, a cabinet maker near the post office, has produced a new style of extension table, which for cheapness and durability is preferable to any we've seen. He invites persons who are curious in such matters to examine it.

1878 -- 125 years ago
``Fruits of True Religion'' was the sermon topic at the Trinity Episcopal Church this morning.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The rival McConochile and Knox forces clashed at Republican gatherings held in wards last evening with the advantage ensuing to the latter.

1928 -- 75 years ago
County Judge Leonard E. Telleen was nominated for circuit judge on the 293rd ballot at the Republican judicial convention.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Both WHBF-TV and WOC-TV will carry the television show of the atomic test from 7 to 7:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. Films of the effects of the explosion also will be telecast by WOC-TV at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Roberta Wollerman, 64-year-old coordinator of instructional services for the Moline School District, will retire at the end of the school year with an impressive list of accomplishments to her credit. She was instrumental in getting libraries for each school in the district, in expanding the district's audio-visual department from 50 films in 1953 to the present 2,000 and in setting up a district-wide field trip program.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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