Day in history for April 4, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Miss Heath commenced her select school yesterday at the house on Buffalo Street.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Democratic county convention named state convention delegates as follows: J.S. Drake, Dr. C. Piper, W.H. Lundy, J.R. Johnston, B.D. Buford and R.M. Grennell. Alternates were Samuel Heagy, August Timm, Frank Lucas, Thomas Kerr, Andrew Donaldson and T.S. Silvis. R.M. Grennell, Cordova was chairman. The delegation was not instructed as to voting.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. J.A. Nyvall, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church, accepted the editorship of a Swedish paper, ``Fosterlandet,'' published at Chicago, but will not immediately remove to that city.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Arsenal post was selected as the name for the newly organized Rock Island unit of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Betty Clark from LeClaire, Iowa, and eight other American women basketball players captured the first international Amateur Athletic Union cage title in Santiago, Chile. The Chile trip consumed about six weeks for the 21-year-old main office employee of Deere and Co.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Overcoming a tenacious man-to-man defense, the Moline Maroons broke loose in the second half to score a 51-38 decision over Belleville West in the first round of the girls state basketball tournament. Tracy Eckert was the Maroons top scorer with 18 points.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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