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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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