Day in history for November 29, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Davenport Bee, pretending to be neutral in politics, publishes vile and abusive articles in relation to the administration of Franklin Pierce.

1878 -- 125 years ago
McCabe's built a sort of passageway over the mud from gutter to street car tracks, but the street commissioner sent his men to shovel it away.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The seniors of Moline High School have decided to enter Arthur Danielson and Miss Frances Caverly in the Chicago University declamatory contest for Illinois high schools.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A federal air expert inspected tracts for a proposed Rock Island airport.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Donald Roegiers, 24, of 3334 7th St., Moline, a lineman employed by Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., incurred a compound leg fracture early Friday afternoon when he fell from a tree at 19th St. and 12th Ave. According to a report to police, Roegiers was cutting branches away from a power line when he fell. He was taken to Moline Lutheran Hospital in the fire department ambulance.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The largest bank in the Illinois Quad-Cities became the first to appoint a woman as a senior loan officer. Charles C. Wilson, president of First National Bank of Rock Island, announced the promotion of Barbara L. Trout to vice president, specializing in real estate loans. Mrs. Trout has worked for the bank 15 years.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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