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Day in history for July 19, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Moline Academy will be opened on the first day of August next, under the charge of Mr. E.C. Abbey, principal.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Printer George Lukens has sold his shares of stock in the Rock Island Union newspaper to Walter Johnson.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The St. Louis Bridge Co. offered to replace all the Milan bridges, owned by the city of Rock Island, for $4,000 a span.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Two Davenport youths confessed to the fatal shooting of a policeman, following their capture in Rock Island.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Crestwood Hills residents will get an opportunity tonight to decide what, if any, kind of street lighting they want in that addition. The question, undecided after three years of neighborhood discussion, argument, and bickering, has delayed the installation of any kinds of lights in the area. Most want ornamental lights but they don't want to pay for them. The meeting is slated for 7 p.m. in the Moline city hall.

1978 -- 25 years ago
An estimated 25,000 Illinois Bell subscribers in Moline encountered difficulty in getting dial tones beginning about 8:30 a.m. Many who did finally get dial tones reported they would get only busy signals or recordings after dialing the desired number. Illinois Bell spokesmen said the problems were in the electronic switching system serving Moline's 764, 762, 797 and 757 exchanges.

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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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