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Day in history for April 30, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
J.B. Danforth, Jr., editor, reported that on Wednesday last ``we were quietly passing along Illinois street on our way to dinner, unsuspicious of harm, when we were suddenly waylaid and assaulted in a most base and cowardly manner by Holmes Hakes, who was armed with a dirk or bowie knife, with which he inflicted a severe wound in our back.''

1878 -- 125 years ago
Samuel Haegy and wife of Hampton were registered at the Harper House for the day.

1903 -- 100 years ago
In convention at Bushnell yesterday, the Democrats nominated Guy C. Scott of Aledo for a place on the supreme bench from the Fourth district. The nomination had been declined by E.W. Hurst of Rock Island.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Reverand C.G.H. Ahnquist of Everett, Wash., accepted a call to the pastorate of the First Lutheran Church of Rock Island.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Winner of valedictorian honors at Alleman High School in the 1953 graduating class is James Meagher, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Meagher, 1513 24th St., Rock Island. He ranks first in the class of 168 students. Miss Mary Mart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Mart, 1332 39th St., Rock Island, achieved salutatorian honors.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Postal Alert program, already operating in Moline and Milan, is being expanded to Silvis. Under this program, postmen check on elderly or disabled people on their route.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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