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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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