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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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