Day in history for September 25, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The editor has visited Rock Island's two private schools, the one called Rock Island seminary and Mr. Kelley's school in Church Square. The pupils are attentive, study hard and even enjoy singing rounds, glees and tunes in admirable style.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Lou Cotlet, one of America's greatest artists and acrobatic clog dancers, arrived in Rock Island today to join the Wells Tennessee minstrel troupe.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. C.P. Skinner defeated Miss Preston in the golf finals for the handicap cup yesterday afternoon. Her victory gave her the women's handicap cup, her third prize for the season.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Charles F. Stauduhar was fatally hurt when hit by an auto on the way to his father's funeral.

1953 -- 50 years ago
George F. Reeder, executive director of the Moline Association of Commerce, was re-appointed vice chairman of the inquiry procedure committee of the American Chamber of Commerce executives at that organization's meeting this week in Oklahoma City.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Colona Community Fire Department board agreed to look for another location for the controversial substation which it has planned to build in Bullock's Fourth Addition. The board did not guarantee the 17 residents of the addition who showed up at the trustees' meeting that they would definitely kill plans to build there.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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