Day in history for January 7, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Prices currently offered in the Rock Island market are butter, 15 cents a pound; eggs, 15 cents a dozen; chickens, $1.50 a dozen; turkeys, 50 to 75 cents each; and quail, 35 to 40 cents a dozen.

1878 -- 125 years ago
George Lieberknecht, editor of the Geneseo Republic, has registered at the Rock Island House.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Sgt. Doc Coons, son of M.M. Coons, arrived home last evening after two years service as a marine.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A slump in marriage licenses during the post-holiday period has occurred, according to County Clerk C.N. Isaacson.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Truck-driving rustlers who took 17 white-faced Hereford cattle from a farm south of Milan apparently made a clean getaway. Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman said the cattle were taken from a farm near Castle Junction operated by Clifford T. Kraftmeyer, Rock Island cattle dealer. Muhleman has sent out a Midwest alarm, asking sale barns and dealers to be on the lookout for the Herefords.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Jean Alice Small, vice president of The Daily Dispatch, is among editors named by Columbia University as jurors for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. She is also associate editor-publisher of The Daily Journal, Kankakee, where she lives. The jurors will consider candidates in 11 categories based on work published in 1977 and make nominations to the prize advisory board.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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