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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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