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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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