Day in history for October 29, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Herman G. Reynolds, a former editor in Rock Island, has been elected county judge at Galesburg. The whole Democratic ticket won in Knox County.

1878 -- 125 years ago
John P. Irish and Clarence Dunham addressed Democratic rallies in Dart's Hall.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Foxy Grandpa'' is the play now attracting large audiences to the Illinois Theater.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Charles R. Wheelan, founder and owner of the Wheelan Funeral Home, died at age 69.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Continuing on a program to provide the most modern facilities to both commercial and private pilots has placed in operation a weather teletype machine which gives up-to-the minute weather reports from all over the nation, including Canada, Culver Keeman, airport manager reported.

1978 -- 25 years ago
It was cold and clear outside East Moline City Hall, but storm clouds were gathering indoors as about 60 angry homeowners confronted members of the city planning commission. Commissioners, deluged by criticism of a planned low- to moderate-income housing project on Archer Drive near 42nd Avenue, denied the rezoning developers need to launch the undertaking. The unanimous decision came after the protestors presented the commission with a petition signed by about 75 homeowners opposing the $2.1 million, federally subsidized project.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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