Day in history for April 5, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Young And Whisler, of Camden Mills, have just received a large stock of new and desirable goods for the spring and summer trade.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Zuma elected Wesley Hanna as supervisor. George Hillier was defeated for supervisor by W.J. Ransom in Coal Valley. D. Zimmerman was chosen supervisor in Cordova and L. Kramer in Drury.

1903 -- 100 years ago
W.H. Lamont, H.F. Frick, Clarence Christiansen and J.C. Davenport, Democratic candidates for assistant supervisors, were conducting campaigns.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Devore N. Simonson, division leader, claimed 75 percent of the Rock Island women's vote for Emmerson's ticket.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A burglar with a taste for sweets broke into the confectionary store at 353 19th St., East Moline, and made off with quantities of ice cream, plus candy, gum and cigarettes. Ralph Mooney, operator of the store, reported the theft to police. He said entrance was gained by breaking the window of a side door.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Ozark Air Lines inaugurated non-stop, round-trip service between the Quad-Cities and Dallas-Fort Worth. The new flights also offer service to and from Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Madison, Wis. The flights provide a commuter schedule with early morning service to Dallas-Fort Worth, and an evening return, also an afternoon service to Dallas-Fort Worth and a midday return.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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