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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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