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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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