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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