Day in history for November 4, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Boxes will be placed in each Rock Island voting hall for contributions to the Washington monument. A dime from each inhabitant of the nation would bring in enough to complete this noble structure.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The 14th district of the Women's Relief Corps, an auxiliary to the G.A.R., convened in Rock Island County courthouse and elected Mrs. Sylvia Hemenway of Rock Island as secretary.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Burglars took $40 at the home of A.D. Welch last night. The money belonged to Miss Lura Lukens, a sister of Mrs. Welch.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Frank J. Budelier, Rock Island, was elected vice president and this city was chosen for the 1929 convention by the Illinois Association of Insurance Agents.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island County drivers license examining station, which has been located at District 7 Illinois State Police headquarters in Black Hawk State Park, will be moved to Milan sometime next week. The Milan site will be a building adjacent to Bringer Inn.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rock Island, will observe their 50th and 90th anniversaries. Grace Lutheran Church was organized in Rock Island's east end in 1888. One block away Zion Lutheran was organized three years later in 1891. In 1928, Grace and Zion churches merged.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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