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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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