Day in history for March 5, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
G.C.R. Mitchell, Esq. of Davenport is to be the Whig candidate for judge of the eighth judicial district in Iowa.

1878 -- 125 years ago
E.P. Reynolds, Citizen's candidate for mayor, defeated L.D. Woodruff in yesterday's election in Rock Island.

1903 -- 100 years ago
As the oldest mayor residing in the city, next to J.M. Buford who presided last year, Henry Carse will be toastmaster at the Rock Island Municipal Association banquet Thursday night at the Harms Hotel.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Nine auto accidents caused injuries to four persons in Rock Island during the weekend.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Quad-City Music Guild is budgeting $300 to be spent during the current year for increased training and instruction for performers in singing, dramatics and related stage activities such as scene designing, Earl H. Beling, guild president, announced today. The step is in line with the guild's purpose to encourage men and women in the Quad-City area in dramatic and musical achievement.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island youngsters are learning there's more to a policeman than just a stern demeanor, a badge and a gun. They're learning that policemen are ``ordinary'' people. They learn all this through Officer Friendly, a new program designed to bridge the gap between kids and cops and teach youngsters safety and responsibility.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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