Day in history for March 30, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The public demands a good line of daily coaches to Peru, immediately. Scarcely a day passes but passengers land here from the boats, intending to take the Rock Island route to the East, and are obliged to go to Rockford because they can find no conveyance to Peru.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Enrollment in Rock Island public schools for the month ending March 29 totaled 1,789 according to Supt. Everett.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Manager Donnelly added Frank Schlieberg, Milwaukee, a pitcher, Charles Schmidt, Arkansas, a catcher, and Edward Powers, Cairo, an outfielder, to the Rock Island baseball team.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- William R. Carse, Rock Island, was re-elected to his third term as president of the Illinois State Bottlers' Association.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Augustana College received $309,332 of the estate of Frank A. Larson, wealthy Chicago publisher. Larson, who was publisher of the Swedish-American Tribune, died in 1951 at the age of 79, leaving two wills. One will gave the bulk of his million-dollar estate to Augustana College. The other left most to a brother and a housekeeper and excluded Augustana.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The Woodhull Non-Partisan Women's Christian Temperance Union is making plans to build a new Clover Twp. library. The group recently announced the purchase of a lot for the library at E. 4th Ave. and N. Division St., Woodhull.
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