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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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