Day in history for April 7, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Judge Robinson from Port Byron is now associated with Judge Spencer in the Ferry company under the firm name of John W. Spencer And Co.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. G.R. Palmer officiated at the morning and evening services in the Fifth Avenue Methodist Church.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Articles of incorporation were filed in Rock Island this morning for the Iowa, Illinois and Missouri Railway Co., a proposed line to run from Dubuque to St. Louis via the tri-cities. The incorporators were George T. Cram, St. Louis; Eugene Cary, Chicago; T.J. Medill, Rock Island; J.S. Wylie, George H. Boynton and A.F. Cutter, Davenport; Alphons Matthews, Dubuque; and S.S. Hallam, Monmouth.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island township members of the board of supervisors endorsed Oscar Ohlweiler for chairmanship of the board.

1953 -- 50 years ago
At least four persons were rescued by firemen and several others fled to safety when a three-alarm fire wrecked the three-story Harrison Hotel, 608 Harrison St., Davenport, this morning. The interior of the building was gutted and damage was estimated at $50,000.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Niabi Zoo's last deer is dead, reportedly gunned down in its pen last weekend. County officials have kept the death a secret reportedly in an attempt to lull whoever killed the deer into believing no investigation is being conducted.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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