Day in history for January 26, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Friday evening last, Mr. Wheelock of the ferry was returning from the Iowa side of the river with a load of hay when his horses broke through the ice and were drowned. They were probably the best pair of horses in town.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It was announced that a new weekly, The Milan Journal, would soon appear.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Man to Man'' was the attraction last night at the Illinois Theater.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Two youths, believed in search of narcotics, ransacked the home of Dr. Ralph Dart, Rock Island, and knocked his maid unconscious.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A $29,000,000 atomic energy explosives processing and assembly plant will be built on the site of the former Camp Ellis, 18 miles east of Macomb, Ill. This was announced by the atomic energy commission through the office of Congressman Robert B. Chiperfield of the 19th Illinois district. Construction of the project, to be known as the Spoon River plant, will start early in the spring.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. and International Harvester will square off in a patent infringement lawsuit that promises a rare glimpse into the complex closed-door world of farm machinery competition and development. Deere filed the lawsuit April 28, 1976, charging that IH, with its 800 Series Corn Head, infringed on two patents incorporated in Deere's 40 Series Corn Head.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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