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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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