Day in history for January 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
C. Atkinson is seeking the owner of a light colored cow, without horns, which strayed on his premises six weeks ago. The owner may have the animal by proving ownership and paying for its upkeep.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Col. F. Bridgeman of the U.S. Army registered last night at the Harper House as did E.H. Johnson of Port Byron.

1903 -- 100 years ago
A handsome new pipe organ has arrived at St. Joseph's Church from Chicago.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island city council last night decided the cost of filling the treacherous ravine in Lincoln Park must be borne by the park board.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A runaway car owned by Mrs. Albert Tofanelli, 141 South Elsie St., Davenport, caused about $150 damage to a porch at 1004 Oneida Ave. today. Mrs. Tofanelli said she left the car in front of 1033 Oneida Ave., heading south. The car rolled down Oneida, crossed the street, went over a curb, maneuvered its way between a tree and a house and finally struck the porch. Damage to the car amounted to about $50.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Security personnel at the Quad City Airport have a new look for the New Year. Gone are the red-coal uniforms worn by the security officers since the department began three years ago. Since Jan. 1, the officers have been wearing regular blue police jackets and sheriff, or campaign, hats.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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