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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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