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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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