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: 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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