Day in history for September 24, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The rumor that Mr. Norton tried to introduce his patent clothespins into schools to pinch children's noses is unfounded.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Milan Driving Park Association of Rock Island filed incorporation papers with the secretary of state.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. J. Green entertained a company of friends last night. Progressive cinch was played. Mr. Green was presented with a silver headed cane, Ed Sundeen making the presentation.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Agricultural and Industrial Exposition opens tomorrow for a three day stand. There are more than 3,000 entries.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A Moline woman is seeking $20,000 damages from the Proctor and Gamble Company, soap manufacturer, for what she claims is a permanent skin rash caused by a washing detergent. Mrs. Bessie Logue, in a suit filed in Rock Island County circuit court, claims the product ``Cheer,'' made by Proctor and Gamble, is responsible for the rash. The suit states Mrs. Logue used the detergent to do the family washing Oct. 2, 1951, and claims ``Cheer'' was put on the market without sufficient testing.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Plantation Restaurant in the old Velie Mansion has been a Moline landmark for more than 30 years, though never within city boundaries. But the restaurant at 3701 7th St., will remedy that discrepancy soon by annexing to the city.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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