Day in history for January 24, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island City Council has adopted an ordinance which prohibits hallooing, shouting, bawling, screaming, profane or obscene language, fighting, dancing, singing, whooping or quarreling, or any other unusual noises or sounds in his or her home in such a manner as to disturb people of the neighborhood or those passing through the streets.

1878 -- 125 years ago
M.D. Hauberg was elected president of the Rock Island County Agriculture Association of Coe and Canoe Creek Townships.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Charles Engel, almost 83, pioneer citizen of Rock Island, succumbed. He was a Civil War veteran.

1928 -- 75 years ago
City Attorney R.R. Reynolds has taken a leave of absence because of ill health and has named Attorney Ben T. Reidy to serve in his place.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The settlement of the AFL-bus drivers strike against the Rock Island-Moline City Lines after a stoppage of 146 days marks the end of the longest work stoppage in the history of the Quad-Cities.

1978 -- 25 years ago
``Happy Joe'' Whitty, founder and president of Happy Joe's Pizza And Ice Cream Parlor, Inc., announced the formation of an Egyptian joint venture to own, operate and franchise Happy Joe's Pizza And Ice Cream Parlors in eight countries of the Middle East (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Sunda, Libya, Morocco, Iraq, and Jordan).

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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