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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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