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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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