Day in history for March 20, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The resignation of F.S. Nichols as city clerk of Rock Island was handed in and accepted by the city council. Alderman B.D. Walsh was named clerk pro-tem.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The initial performance of the ``Dutch Recruit'' was held last night at Dart's Hall under auspices of the Rodman Rifles.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island Democrats last night nominated the following: W.C. Mauker, mayor; S.R. Kenworthy, city attorney; H.B. Simmons, treasurer; M.W. Battles, assessor; and J.C. Auld, collector.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The steamer W.J. Quinlan, remodeled and repainted, will steam up the river tomorrow from Kahlke Bros. boat yard to the 18th Street levee in Rock Island to begin summer trips.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A new warning against motorists operating cars equipped with `Hollywood' exhaust or defective mufflers was issued today by Acting Chief of Police Lawrence O. Jones in Rock Island. Jones said his department has received numerous complaints of motorists making excessive noise on city thoroughfares late at night.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Moline officials are two-for-two in their bids to secure over $400,000 in federal Economic Development Administration grants the past two years following confirmation of $102,400 earmarked for weatherproofing and remodeling of the city hall annex building.
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