Day in history for January 16, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The Mississippi River still is closed and the crossing is good.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A committee appointed to help the poor has decided to hold a charity ball with tickets selling for $5 per couple.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- M.H. Sexton was re-elected president of the Three-I baseball league by the board of directors.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Cong. John C. Allen will ask reappointment of Hugh A.J. McDonald as postmaster of Rock Island.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Fire, blamed on an overheated hot air duct, caused heavy damage to the interior of a 1-story frame bungalow used as a temporary kindergarten classroom at Sacred Heart School, Moline. About seven or eight pupils were in the structure at the time the fire broke out. Their instructor, Sister Esther, O.S.F., gathered up their hats and coats and led them to the doorway without incident. The small structure is located immediately south of the new school building which will open next September.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Television personality Robert Young, and his wife Betty, have donated $10,000 to the mental health program at Franciscan Hospital. The funds will support educational services and facilities. The money will be spent at the direction of Dr. Eduardo Ricaurte. The money will be used mainly for the mental health center library.
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