Day in history for February 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. Mr. Ketcham, pastor at the Baptist church, proposes to deliver a series of lectures at said church on the prophecies of the New Testament respecting the destruction of Jerusalem.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.R. Findley of Central Presbyterian Church preached on ``False Charges of Insincerity.''

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Deadwood Dick'' drew a small audience at the Illinois Theater.

1928 -- 75 years ago
William L. Hoyt of Moline was appointed custodian of Black Hawk State Park.

1953 -- 50 years ago
``School Children of Vienna,'' a solo exhibition by Nell Sampson Wieckhorst of Davenport, and original prints of Georges Rouault, internationally celebrated French artist, are the three new exhibits featured at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery this month.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Demolition of 11 houses and six garages began to make way for the construction of a $1 million student activities center at Marycrest College, Davenport. Construction of the 48,000 square-foot building, located on college property between 12th and 13th streets, will get under way in early March, according to Ron VanRyswyk, Marycrest president. The activities center was one of the major priorities of the Marycrest Advancement Program, the college's $2.2 million fund drive, kicked off about a year ago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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