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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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