Day in history for July 5, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
We noticed a large lot of boiler iron, discharging from the Ben West, at the Rock Island levee the other day for the Messrs. Buford's steam boiler manufactory.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Argus job printing rooms turn out cards, circulars, note heads, bill heads, law briefs, and all other kinds of printing, in the highest style of the art, and on the most reasonable terms. And The Argus book bindery is doing all kinds of work in that line, neat, quick and cheap.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Special trains ran between Rock Island and Moline on the Fourth.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Justice Floyd E. Thompson of Rock Island County, Democratic nominee for governor, launches his campaign.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities and western Illinois were recovering from three weekend storms which flooded streets and houses, damaged crops, homes and business places, and disrupted telephone and electric power service. The loss will total many thousands of dollars. Hailstones as large as 15 inches in circumference fell in parts of Mercer and Henry counties.

1978 -- 25 years ago
About 667 East Moline residents who live near 21st Avenue have demanded that city officials use motor fuel tax funds to repair the road instead of building a new 12th Avenue. The 12th Avenue project is currently ranked first on the list while the 21st Avenue project is ranked ninth.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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