Day in history for January 9, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island should have a large first class hotel. Our city has suffered more and has been retarded more in its growth for want of a commodius modern hotel than anything else.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Daniel Hoesli was named foreman of the Wide Awake Hook And Ladder Company, No. 2.

1903 -- 100 years ago
W.J. Kahlke was elected financial secretary and Dr. F.H. First treasurer of the First Baptist Church.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School basketball players defeated Cambridge High 23 to 22.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The Bettendorf city council took action to double its land area. Aldermen passed a resolution to present an annexation measure to the voters which would extend the Bettendorf city limits northward to a line running parallel with the northern city limits of Davenport and eastward to the Devil's Glen Road.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Shoppers at Moline's City Line Plaza got a taste of what New Yorkers fear most, the blackout. But the 3:25 p.m. power failure which plunged the stores into blackness and silenced background music didn't halt the shoppers desires to buy. Scores of customers in Jewel Food Store stood momentarily still as the aisles went dark, then went right on with their shopping. When the lights came back a few minutes later, shoppers spotted a new hazard, the checkout lanes.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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