Day in history for January 15, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
We understand Miss Juliette Heath has established herself in town for the purpose of taking under her charge children who may be confided to her tutelage in all branches of education required.

1878 -- 125 years ago
``May Cody or Lost and Won'' was the attraction at Dart's Hall. ``Buffalo Bill'' appeared in person and the famous Mountain Meadow massacre was portrayed.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The head office of the Modern Woodmen of America located in Rock Island reported that during 1902 the resources were $65,000,000 worth of insurance carried.

1928 -- 75 years ago
High honors in Girl Scouting have been won by Miss Irene Atkinson of Rock Island.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Monmouth's original fire truck, a 1916 model America-LaFrance combination hose and pumper truck, has been sold by the city and probably will be displayed with a collection of antiques at fairs throughout the country next fall. The truck had been in a Monmouth garage for several years after larger and more modern pieces of equipment had been purchased.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Three Illinois farmers were named the state's most ``Outstanding Young Farmers'' in an annual competition sponsored by the Illinois Jaycees. First place winner was Dave Jenks, 28, Monmouth. Roger Bengtson, 34, Geneseo, took second place and Doug Erickson, 28, Mokena, won third place.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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