Day in history for March 4, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island city council adopted an ordinance creating the office of city surveyor.

1878 -- 125 years ago
E.P. Reynolds, the Citizens candidate for mayor, issued a denial of the statement made by those who were opposed to his political ambitions that if elected he would be absent from Rock Island a great deal.

1903 -- 100 years ago
It was announced that F.R. Hopkins, for a number of years agent in Burlington for the Diamond Jo Line, will this summer represent the Acme and Carnival City Packet companies in Rock Island.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Announcement was made today by Olof Z. Cervin of the formation of partnership between himself and William Stuhr for the practice of architecture.

1953 -- 50 years ago
One of Davenport's most imposing residences, for many years one of the showplaces of the city, has been sold. It is the home of Frank Kohrs, prominent retired Davenport businessman. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Eggers are the purchasers. The price was approximately $45,000. It is located on what is known as ``Marquette Heights.''

1978 -- 25 years ago
Nancy Wruck of LeClaire became the first woman ever to bowl a 700 three-game series in league competition in the Illinois Quad-Cities. Bowling in the Trio Classic League Wednesday night at Town And Country Lanes in Rock Island, Wruck rolled consecutive games of 237, 257 and 210 for a 704 count.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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