Day in history for March 7, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
There were 16 manufacturers by water and steam power in Moline the past year with a total valuation of $333,500.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Burglars last night opened the safe of H. Burgower, the lumberman. The cash box was taken but it contained nothing but some private correspondence.

1903 -- 100 years ago
At the First Baptist Church, the Rev. H.W. Reed preached this morning on ``God's Work To Be Completed.'' The Rev. Thomas C. Lewis of Rock Island preached at this church in the evening.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A lone bandit held up the cashier of the Peoples Trust And Savings Bank, Davenport, shortly before noon today and escaped with $500.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Construction of a frame shelter on the roof of Moline Senior High School for the city's skywatchers will be done under the direction of Moline Exchange Club. The club voluntarily took on the project when it was discovered that the plane spotters had no protection from wind, rain or snow. Plans are being made for heating the shelter.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Lutheran and Moline Public Hospitals are exploring the possibility of linking the institutions with an enclosed bridge, a spokesman for the two hospitals said today. The possible sharing of services is under study by the administrations and boards of the two hospitals to determine possible cost savings and improved efficiency.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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