Day in history for April 15, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The river was reported rising at the rate of about 8 to 10 inches every 24 hours. Steamboats were plenty and large quantities of goods were arriving. Freight to St. Louis was 25 cents.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A dispatch to The Argus from Elmora, N.Y., said that Henry Ward Beecher refused to be interviewed about the Tilton case.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Alden J. Frisk and Miss Alma Helpenstell were married in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Helpenstell. The Rev. J.F.C. Trefzer officiated.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. J.A. Chapman gave the address at consecration services, commemorating the organization of the Order of Rainbow for Girls, at the vesper hour in First Methodist Church. Mrs. A.F. Sala and her daughter, Marjorie, sang a duet.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Nationwide attention is being focused on a Moline dog who adds, subtracts and multiplies figures like a computing machine. The dog, a pet at Breecher's Market, 1200 41st St., Moline, has been signed for a command ``Welcome Travelers'' television program originating in Chicago.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A costly new maintenance crisis at Oak Glen Nursing Home could be the catalyst for a bond referendum, Rock Island County Board Chairman Richard Aubry told the nursing home committee. The problem is at the main powerhouse, where a section of the roof collapsed under the weight of snow shortly after Christmas.
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