Day in history for July 2, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Teachers in Rock Island adopted a resolution that they ``will not be responsible for the improvement of any scholar whose absence from and tardiness at school are frequent.''
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- On the Fourth, there will be a grand old celebration at Shank's Grove under auspices of Bleuer's Band.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Peter Hanson is the winner in The Argus Faithful Service Contest and will receive a gold watch. Mr. Hanson has worked 45 years for the Barnard And Leas Manufacturing Co. More than 20 longtime employees were entered in the contest.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Onie Rogers, western Illinois marbles champion in a contest sponsored by The Argus, won nine straight matches to reach the semifinals of a national marbles tournament at Atlantic City.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Continuation of the Mississippi Scenic Parkway Commission to aid in the promotion of a scenic parkway and highway for the state along the Mississippi River is authorized in a bill which Gov. William G. Stratton signed into law.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Deere And Co. officials, who last week celebrated the opening of an extravagant new office complex, today announced plans to construct a product engineering center in Silvis. The 160,000-square-foot building will be built just west of Illinois 5 and 92, north of the Rock Island Lines Silvis Yards, on a 300-acre site owned by Deere.
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