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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