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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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