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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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