Day in history for April 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
A statement of finances of Rock Island County from March 31, 1852, to March 31, 1853, showed expenses totaling $7,000.50. The largest single amount was $2,731.85 for paupers. Road and bridge work totaled $1,181.33.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A write-up of the town of Reynolds under the signature ``X'' appeared in The Argus. It was recorded that there are in Reynolds three general stores, one hardware firm, two wagon shops, one shoe store, a good drugstore, a meat market, two hotels, a fine furniture establishment, two grain warehouses, a lumber yard, and some other business places ``but no saloons.''

1903 -- 100 years ago
C.W. Herbert was installed last night as noble grand of Ucal Lodge, No. 608, Odd Fellows.

1928 -- 75 years ago
William J. McNealy was appointed to the city electrical commission to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J.J. Murphy.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A collection of Early American antiques owned by Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ruhl will be on display this month at the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery. Included in the collection are paintings, glassware, copper, furniture, silver and toys dating back to 1750.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Jim Nelson, a Geneseo 14-year-old, astonished his bowling teammates and a gathering crowd of other bowlers at Hillcrest Lanes in Geneseo when he bowled a 290 game in regular Saturday morning action in the Junior Boys' league.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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