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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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