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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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