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: 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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