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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