Day in history for August 29, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
On petition of citizens, the Rock Island City Council at a special meeting reversed itself and agreed to give Water Street and a portion of the levee to the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad. The levee to be vacated is in front of the site of the proposed depot.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles will attempt to build an armory. The plan is to sell $10,000 in stock for a building 60 feet by 100 feet. It is hoped that the city also will use the building as a city hall.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mayor McConochie revoked the license of the American Hotel on 17th Street because of the conviction in police court of women found in rooms there.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Three aldermen asked for a special meeting of the city council to settle the question of vacating streets near the Farmall Works, in order to permit expansion of the tractor plant.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scott, Monmouth, escaped serious injury at about midnight Thursday when their auto collided with a cow which had strayed away from the Warren County Sale Barn, two miles north of Monmouth.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Francis ``Bud'' Mohr of East Moline is thinking about selling his second car and relying on his 10-speed bicycle for transportation to and from work. The plan is surprising because Mohr will be 60 years old Sunday, and his bicycle route goes up East Moline's 7th Street hill.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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