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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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