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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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