Day in history for January 23, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A Senate bill passed the Illinois House without comment granting A.J. Matteson the right to build a railroad bridge across the Mississippi River at Rock Island, to be completed within six years. That it is practical to build a bridge across the Mississippi is the opinion of a distinguished engineer, Mr. Elliott.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Joseph Gaskell, Homer Lowery, Charles W. O'Neil, DeForest Heath, Thomas Rodman and Spencer Gregg have been chosen floor managers for a charity ball to be held at the Harper House.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- R.E. Lawer, Chicago, has succeeded E.H. Wey as steward of the Rock Island Club.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Edgar R. Applequist, Rock Island, an instructor in St. Paul's Indian Mission School, Marty, S.D., has been made a member of the Yankton tribe of Sioux.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- There will be skating tomorrow at Riverside and Prospect Park lagoons if the temperature drops to the predicted 18 tonight. Yesterday's snow roughened the surfaces somewhat, but a freeze tonight will make the lagoons usable for skaters tomorrow.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Roger Jodts, Geneseo, was named one of the Illinois superior pork producers during award ceremonies at the Illinois Pork Producers Association annual convention in Peoria. Mr. Jodts, 32, and his father, Albert, have a partnership operation and farm about 300 acres.
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