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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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