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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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