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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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