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: 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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