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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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