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: 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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