Day in history for September 6, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The name of the Post Office at Edgington in this county has been changed to Holly.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A meeting has been called for Sunday in courthouse square in behalf of yellow fever sufferers in the south. The call for aid was signed here by Thomas Murdock, Cornelius Lynde, Phil Mitchell, T.J. Robinson, J.M. Buford, P.L. Mitchell and B.D. Buford.

1903 -- 100 years ago
New rates were explained when local lodges of the Ancient Order of United Workmen met last week.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Harold V. Almquist, Minnesota University football star, arrived in Rock Island to become football coach at Augustana College.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police and firemen launched a full-scale investigation into possible arson as the cause of four fires in and adjacent to a 3-car garage at the Hodgson Funeral Home, 608 20th St., Rock Island. The fourth and most serious blaze, causing an estimated $800 damage, occurred at 8:17 p.m. Monday.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Rev. Raymond Boyle, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Silvis for the past three years, attended the investiture of Pope John Paul I in Rome. In scenes shown on area television stations, Father Boyle was directly behind the pontiff. He also was among the hundreds of pastors from around the world who distributed Holy Communion during the mass in St. Peter's Square.

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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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