Day in history for September 7, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The executive committee for promotion of the annual agriculture fair met at the courthouse. A committee of ladies was named to prepare the courthouse for the fair. The general committee chosen consists of George Mixter, Jacob Sailor and Frazer Wilson.

1878 -- 125 years ago
William McConnell, a Blackhawk Township farmer, brought a load of oats to market totaling 121 bushels. This is the largest load of the season by one team.

1903 -- 100 years ago
William Crum, the baseball player who was operated on for removal of a clot on his brain, is in critical condition in St. Anthony's Hospital.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Orchestra musicians of Tri-City movie houses are on strike, protesting the introduction of ``talkies.''

1953 -- 50 years ago
Annawan Bolders Guild team copped top honors at the annual Labor Day rolle bolle tournament held at Arena Gardens in East Moline. The event was sponsored by the Hand-in-Hand Bolders Club. Members of the winning team are Lawrence DeSplinter, Francis DeDecker and Elmer Minnaert.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Judy Fuller's first date ended with her boyfriend's new car sitting in a Green Rock sewer installation hole, and with her father yelling at city council members to go tow it out. The sewer installation hole, more than five feet deep and unbarricaded, was just across from the Fuller home, located at 613 5th St.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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