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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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