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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