Day in history for September 30, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Gilmore of Greenbush left a splendid tomato for the editor. It weighs two pounds.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Arkansas has been at Port Byron since yesterday waiting for the wind to subside. She has three barges containing 16 carloads of lumber and six cars of grain to be transferred to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad here.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The home of August Schatteman was entered by thieves last night and $35 was taken from a dresser drawer.

1928 -- 75 years ago
New amateur record of 68 established by Albert H. Gadient at Black Hawk Hills golf course.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A full-fledged Indian powwow was conducted Saturday night by Warren County Sheriff John Twomey and deputies after they took into custody four Indians who were creating a disturbance at a Santa Fe railroad work camp near Ormonde. The Indians were unable to speak understandable English and were referred to by Sheriff Twomey as ``Sitting Bull one through four.''

1978 -- 25 years ago
At the recent National Barrow Show in Minnesota, the Black Hawk East livestock judging team swept the national junior college swine judging title from a field of 13 teams representing five states. In winning high team honors, BHE placed seven individuals in the top ten. Winning individual honors were Al Hyett, Aledo, with Al Vary, Tampico, placing second.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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