Day in history for January 25, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A bill has been introduced in Congress to pay each member $2,000 salary per annum. It also provides that $10 shall be deducted for each days absence.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- It was noted in the Argus that 15 divorce cases in Davenport were ready for trial.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The first car of the John Peaslee Shoe Company, now engaged in removing from Rock Island to Pontiac, Ill., was shipped last night.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Simeon B. Stoddard, Rock Island, retired from his duties as joint agent for the Milwaukee and the Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern Railroads. W.E. Biggs, Moline, was named as his successor.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Roger Lee and Rodney Dee Brodie, born joined at the top of the skull, were separated last Dec. 17 in an operation that made medical history. The entire bill is being footed by the University of Illinois research and educational hospitals in the interest of humanity and medical research. The twins were born Sept. 16, 1951, in St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A young red-tailed hawk, shot and left for dead along John Deere Road, is alive and well today at Niabi Zoo because of the kindness of several Quad-Cities area residents. George Milburn of Green Rock took the bird to a Rock Island veterinarian who removed 18 shotgun pellets from the hawk's body.
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