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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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