Day in history for January 19, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Nicholas J. Lynch has announced he is running an omnibus regularly thrice daily to Moline from Rock Island. The terminals are at the American House in Rock Island and Johnson's Hotel in Moline.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Louis May left for Chicago this evening to attend a meeting of the B'nai B'rith order.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Floradora'' was the attraction last night at the Illinois Theater.

1928 -- 75 years ago
O.Z. Cervin, Rock Island architect, has donated $5,000 to the Augustana College expansion and endowment fund.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A group of local residents had a real vantage point, and a place of distinct honor, for the inaugural parade in Washington; they occupied the box directly across from that of President Eisenhower and his party. Included were Charles Carpentier of East Moline, Illinois' new secretary of state, his wife and members of their family; Col. and Mrs. Charles Deere Wiman, Lloyd Kennedy and Bruce Lourie, all of Moline.

1978 -- 25 years ago
William T. Meegan, production manager of The Daily Dispatch, has been installed as president of the Great Lakes Newspaper Production Conference at its annual meeting in Evansville, Ind. The conference is made up of production personnel of 225 newspapers from five states bordering the Great Lakes, as well as the province of Ontario, Canada.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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