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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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