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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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