Day in history for March 21, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- On balloting to elect a Rock Island city clerk, Albert G. Brackett was declared duly elected. He succeeded F.S. Nichols who resigned.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- E. Rider of Bushnell, master of trains of the Burlington Railroad, was registered at the Harper House.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island Republicans nominated the following: William McConochie, mayor; H.C. Shaffer, city clerk; John K. Scott, city attorney; K.T. Anderson, city treasurer; J.L. Freeman, assessor; and William G. Pittman, collector.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The opening gun in the campaign for passage of the terminal bond issue was sounded at a meeting of elective officials with Rock Island Mayor Chester C. Thompson.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Shooter Kirky Word was hospitalized today. He swallowed his ammunition. The 12-year-old boy was going to practice anti-aircraft firing with a model airplane as the target and his peashooter as a gun. Kirky loaded his peashooter with a corsage pin, took a deep breath and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors removed the pin from his stomach.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Moline Conservation Club presented awards to its 1977 fishing contest winners this week. William Minnaert won the junior division competition while Bob Jamison and Sharon DeMeyer produced the prize-winning catches in the men's and women's divisions.
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