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Day in history for August 18, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Yellow fever is spreading with dreadful rapidity in New Orleans. On Wednesday, 223 persons died. On one boat 18 died. In one store, four clerks died on the same day.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Silver Wave took a big excursion party to Muscatine last night and returned to Rock Island at 5 a.m. today.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The J.C. Cook Publishing Company has sold its plants to J.M. Farnham of Moline.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A ukulele-playing contest sponsored by the playground commission was won by children of Lincoln Park. This is the first time Long View Park ukulele players have failed to win.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Twenty trailers full of gypsies, encamped east of the Quad City Airport, have been ordered to leave the county by Sunday or else register their children for school. The ultimatum was issued to the group of 150 gypsies by County Investigator Donald Wilson, sent to the camp after the sheriff's office received several complaints about the band.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island County grand jury praised the new administrator of the county jail and found ``only minor violations'' of jail standards during an inspection of the facility. The report was in sharp contrast to a similar grand jury review given the jail last January. Since the appointment of Michael Green as jail administrator last fall, many of the violations noted by state jail inspectors have been remedied.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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