Day in history for March 23, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- It is reported Messrs. Sheffield and Farnham will soon give us a good daily line of coaches via Moline to Geneseo and Peru; to run in connection with the cars on the Rock Island Railroad. This arrangement will meet with favor from all persons interested in the success of the road.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A fire at the Rock Island House, which originated in the kitchen, was soon extinguished. Two joists under the flooring were burned.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The steamer J.S. was due to arrive today from Keokuk. The boat was to undergo extensive repairs in Rock Island.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The Greater Augustana College Fund was increased by $75,000 by a gift from the Weyerhaeuser family.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Officials and employees of The Argus were pushed and jostled by massed pickets who ringed the newspaper building about noon today in the 3-month-old strike of Quad-City printers.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Three years ago, Dorothy McElroy decided she wanted to try ``something sort of special.'' So the 31-year-old Rock Island woman, who had been doing set-up work for Deere And Co. for two years, bid for a place in the tool-and-die apprenticeship program at Black Hawk College. Now McElroy, Martha Wegener, Davenport, and Susan Clark, Galesburg, all Deere And Co. workers, are well on their way to becoming the program's first female graduates.
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