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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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