Day in history for May 23, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The press everywhere condemns in most decided terms the cowardly attempt of Hakes upon the life of the editor of this paper.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The annual review of the fire department took place today. Chief James Johnson, with a delegation from each company, headed by Biehl's band, marched to the ferry landing and welcomed a Davenport delegation.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Eight high school girls, Elsa Simon, Mae Lidders, Myrtle Barber, Adelia Schoessel, Nannie Miller, Irma Kohn, Isabel Osborn and Margo Kohn, had as their guests at Watch Tower Inn last evening Will Schroeder, Will Snyder, Arthur Huesing, Carsten Franck, Roy Sears, Tom Clark, John Mudge and Tom Mirfield. The evening was spent in dancing. The party was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Jay Clarkson.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Miss Dorothy Dunn, Rock Island High School senior, will enact the leading role in the Fort Armstrong home talent review.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Here's a warning to Davenport housewives. The city's clothesline thief is at work again. Mrs. Lee Brown, 637 Kirkwood, reported to police that 12 articles of clothing were stolen from the clothesline in the yard of her home.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Rev. Edgar J.H. Otto, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, East Moline, will receive the Servus Ecclesiae Christi Award from Concordia Theological Seminary in its alumni honors convocation Friday at Ft. Wayne, Ind.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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