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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