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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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