Day in history for January 3, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The sleighing is very fine in this vicinity now. There are plenty of snow, sleighs and bells. The Mississippi is clear and there are good horses, plenty of furs and a town full of charming girls.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Among the old settlers who died during 1877 were Jonas Sparks, James Copp, John Siegrist, William D. Hatten, Mrs. Eliza Augustus, and George W. Harris, all of Rock Island.

1903 -- 100 years ago
J.B. Brown was installed as chief patriarch of Rock Island encampment No. 12, Odd Fellows, last night.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Seventeen liquor prohibition cases again were sent to the circuit court on changes of venue.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Moline Public Hospital treated 14,655 patients during 1952, an increase of 4 percent over 1951, the hospital's annual report shows. Babies born totaled 1,492, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Emergencies were up 3 percent and 1,484 patients were cared for.

1978 -- 25 years ago
East Moline residents accustomed to driving snowmobiles on city streets will have to pursue the sport elsewhere under an ordinance expected to be approved by the city council. The ordinance, suggested by the public-safety committee, limits the operation of snowmobiles to private property and a specially-designated area near the East Moline landfill.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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