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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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