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Day in history for June 4, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Citizens of Rock Island County will meet in the courthouse tonight to make plans for celebrating July 4.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A lean, long-bewhiskered individual pushing a wheelbarrow put his appearance at the post office at 1 o'clock this afternoon and drew quite a large crowd as he pursued his way through the city.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The hop and reception given by the junior class of Rock Island High School at Black Hawk Inn last evening in the honor of the senior class was attended by about 100 couples. The committee in charge consisted of James Maucker, chairman, Guy Munger, Cora VanGalder, Ruth Buffum and Faith Channon.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Ethel Greenblatt, a student at Lincoln Grade School, Rock Island, won the city jacks championship.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A youth parade, the crowning of Miss Jean Siefken as Miss East Moline and the first performance of the historical pageant, ``East Moline Through the Years,'' got the city's 4-day Golden Jubilee celebration off to a rousing start.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Steve McNulty of Alexis has come a long way since he built a free-form design sloop boat in seventh grade. His latest project is a 200-pound, 7-and-a-half-foot-tall grandfather clock. The clock is solid cherrywood Colonial design with wooden gears. The 25-year-old McNulty has spent more than one thousand hours developing his unique clock.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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