Day in history for February 9, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The following Rock Island market quotations were listed: Butter, from 12.5 to 15 cents; eggs, from 12.5 to 15 cents; hay, from $5 to $6 per ton, and wood, $2.50 a cord.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Col. Babcock, chairman of the state Republican committee, was a guest of Maj. Beardsley today.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Just Struck Town,'' a comedy drama, was the attraction last night at the Illinois Theater.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester C. Thompson will place the cornerstone of the new Edison School, 9th Street and 42nd Avenue, Rock Island, at 2 p.m. tomorrow. J.F. Witter, president of the board of education, will be in charge of ceremonies.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Plans for the largest supermarket in its chain, to be located on the northwest corner of 41st Street and 23rd Avenue, south of Moline, were announced by Eagle Super Markets, Inc. Purchase of the land, 160,000 square feet on the corner of the King apple orchard, and cost of construction will take more than a quarter of a million dollars.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Shock waves from the Quad-Cities area meatcutters strike could spread as far as the East coast. The Eagle warehouse in Milan is the supply depot for Eagle outlets in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. About 160 Eagle truck drivers didn't show up for work at the warehouse after their union voted to strike in sympathy with striking Eagle meatcutters.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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