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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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