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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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