Day in history for September 26, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
There is a great demand for laborers and mechanics of all kinds in Rock Island. All who are willing to work can get steady employment at good wages.

1878 -- 125 years ago
While digging in the Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann lumber yard city workmen unearthed human bones. One skull was in very good condition.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island schools completed the second week of the fall term yesterday with a total enrollment of 3,309.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Driver of the car which struck and killed Charles F. Stauduhar is held on manslaughter charge.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Full scale operations were begun today at Rock Island Millwork Company as 399 members of Local 788 Carpenters and Joiners, returned to their jobs following a strike of 15 weeks duration. The union spokesman said that although the increase was below the 14-cent raise the union sought, it will be accepted conditional to continued negotiations.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Family, and research into the Hemingway genealogy, brought the former wife of Leicester Hemingway to Prophetstown to vist her second cousin-in-law, Virginia Sibley. A resident of Silver Springs, Maryland, Patricia Hemingway has spent a good deal of time researching the roots of her husband's family. Despite the depth of her work, her brother-in-law Ernest still seems to shine as its most colorful character.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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