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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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