Day in history for September 3, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Col. John Dickson of Camden Mills (Milan) has been appointed mail agent of the Rock Island Chicago route at a salary of $800 a year.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A fire at the home of Captain H.W. Pierce was extinguished by the Phoenix volunteer hose company.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Walter Crum, who was hit by an inshoot pitched ball at the Davenport baseball grounds a week ago, was operated on today in St. Anthony's Hospital for removal of a clot on his brain.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Moline's baseball team won the final two games of a play-off series with Rock Island and thereby secured second place in the final standings of the Three-I League.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The auctioneer's hammer will mark the end of two-room rural schoolhouses in Scott County Saturday. At 1 p.m. school No. 7, located a mile north of Kimberly Road on Middle Road, will be sold and at 2:30 p.m. school No. 3, located 2 1/2 miles north of Kimberly Road on Jersey Ridge Road, will be placed on sale. Neither of the schools has been used for a number of years.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island youth was arrested on charges he stole one adhesive bandage. Allan Bernard Angel, 17, was charged with shoplifting at Zayre Department Store, 3950 11th St., Rock Island. A store employee told police she saw a youth take a Band-Aid from a box and place it on his arm, then walk out without paying for it.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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