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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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