Day in history for September 28, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
A contract for a railroad bridge has been let to John Warner and Company. The location is just where every Rock Islander wanted it. It begins at the depot, runs to the island, then to a point near the Col. Davenport house, and across the river to Iowa.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island House, which for the past few months has been under the management of William Negus, changed hands today, Charles A. Jarvis becoming proprietor.

1903 -- 100 years ago
It was announced that the wedding of Miss Irene Rosenfield of Rock Island to Samuel Strauss of Des Moines, Iowa, will take place in early November.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Barbara Louise Walter, Moline child, wins governor's cup in better-baby conference of Rock Island County agricultural and industrial exposition.

1953 -- 50 years ago
June Haver, the movie star who gave up $3,500 a week for life in a convent, is home today. Severe migraine headaches and a general rundown condition caused what June hopes will only be a temporary break in her studies to become a Roman Catholic Sister of Charity.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Write it down as a peril of the profession. Silvis Police Chief Gary R. Williams said he was socked in the snoot Wednesday by a woman who said the police have been too slow investigating the robbery and assault of her son three days ago. Williams charged her with battery, but dropped the charge about an hour later.

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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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