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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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