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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