Day in history for July 14, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Henry McNeal, William A. Harrold and Daniel Edgington have been appointed to view farms entered in a contest to be held by the Rock Island County Agricultural Society.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Bertie, 3-year-old son of Oscar Bisant, drowned today when he fell out of a boat near Campbell's Island.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Col. G.W. French won a golf handicap tournament at the Arsenal Club. Actual scores by the 30 participants ranged from John D. Cady's 87 to 125.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Two hundred children will compete for prizes in the annual pet parade tomorrow.

1953 -- 50 years ago
There's still money in the city dump operations as far as the city of Davenport is concerned. George Silver of Davenport offered to pay the city $81.25 a month during the next year for the privilege of purchasing scrap iron, metal, paper and rags from operators on the dumping grounds at Division Street.

1978 -- 25 years ago
About half the people in Milan who walked, bleary-eyed, into their showers this morning to wash away the Monday blahs had an unpleasant surprise when they turned on the faucet. Nothing happened. The pumping system at Milan's Number 4 well, located in Camden Park, failed about 3 a.m. today, leaving most of the village south of Andalusia Road without water pressure. An auxiliary system was put into operation from the Number 3 well about 10 this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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