Day in history for November 11, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Aldermen elected in the Rock Island election are: First ward, D.B. Rice and William Shearer; Second ward, William Kale and David Bowen; Third, George Walter and G.W. Harris.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Thomas B. Fargo, founder of the Fargo Pony Express in the west, is a guest at the Harper House.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Members of the British commission inspecting Rock Island public schools were entertained at a dinner in the Rock Island Club. Hosts were superintendent of schools H.B. Hayden and principal H.E. Brown.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Quad-Cities today marked the 10th anniversary of the end of the World War. Davenport sponsored an aerial circus by Army fliers as it opened an airport on North Division.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Burglars who could find no money settled for a hefty supply of meat at the Joe Till Market, 3rd Ave. at about 30th St., East Moline. County investigator Donald Wilson said the burglary loot consisted of 60 pounds of hamburger, a smoked ham and 10 rings of bologna.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Six student congress presidents of Moline schools were honored at a luncheon by the three Optimist Clubs of Moline: David Norin of Seton, Christopher Luebbers of Alleman, Beth Douglas of Moline High, Collin Lodico of John Deere Junior High, Roxanne Short of Calvin Coolidge Junior High, and Pat Puebla of Woodrow Wilson Junior High.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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