Day in history for November 9, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Results of the Rock Island city election: Mayor William Frizzell reelected with 114 votes; Mr. Osborn, candidate of the Sons of Temperence and of the Maine law liquor prohibitionists, 92 votes; Cornelius Lynde Jr., 68 votes.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The steamboat Charlie Cheaver passed by today. It will be the last boat through this season to St. Paul.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Five members of a school commission from Great Britain are inspecting Rock Island public schools. They were taken on a drive through the Tri-Cities and stopped for some time at the Rock Island Arsenal.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Complete figures on the Rock Island County vote for president are: Herbert Hoover, Republican, 27,246; Alfred E. Smith, Democrat, 14,344.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Laying of the cornerstone of the new parish house of Trinity Episcopal Church, Rock Island, will highlight a Centennial Anniversary week observance. The cornerstone laying will be on the 100th anniversary of the church's first vestry meeting, which was held Nov. 12, 1853.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A group of residents claiming the part-time Carbon Cliff police force has been ineffective in calming a rowdy group of teenagers was told help may be on the way. Mayor Roger Duck promised to look into additional street lighting and said police response should be better after the village hooks into a new 911 telephone dispatching system with Silvis.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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