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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