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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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