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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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