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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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