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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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