Day in history for September 29, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Job for grading of railroad across island taken by F.P. Reynolds and Company. Is sure sign work will be done well and quickly.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Major Beardsley's horse ``Baby'' is fast gaining a reputation as a trotter. At Burlington, the horse was entered with such horses as ``Mountain Quail'' and took second money.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Col. Alexander Mackenzie, assistant to the chief of the United States Engineers, was here visiting old friends.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Cubs take Giants 6-2 to give Cardinals the National League pennant today.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The necessity for employing a watchman at Rock Island's city dump and charging a fee for private area space are being given serious consideration, city manager Conny Bodine reported today. There have been numerous fires in the dump, the latest at 8:20 o'clock this morning.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A jogging and biking trail patterned after Davenport's 10-mile course along Duck Creek should be constructed in Moline. The jogging trail with exercise stations was one of only three suggestions made at a public hearing on how the city should spend $800,000 next year in federal Housing and Community Development Act money. The other two suggestions were to help preserve and protect historical records stored at the Rock Island County Historical Society in Moline and provide special parking downtown for the elderly.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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