Day in history for July 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Spencer's Addition to Rock Island has lots well situated on high ground. The lots command a fine view of the new railroad depot grounds, the steamboat landing at Dock (22nd) Street and Fort Armstrong on the noted island on which it stands. The lots sell for $200 to $400 each.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Reform Club of Moline got into a lively debate last night and some members came to blows. The argument was over whether tramps should be excluded from meetings of the club.

1903 -- 100 years ago
A new law requires each county to pay 25 cents to anyone reporting a birth. Physicians and midwifes also will be paid 25 cents for each report of a death to the county.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Fifty applications have been received from educators seeking appointment as Rock Island superintendent of schools.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Two, or more, men with sore eyes are being hunted by police as they investigated a safe burglary at Moline Paint Manufacturing Co., 101 16th St., which netted the thieves a total of $336.41. A strong solution of tear gas was set off when the thieves chiseled off the outer door of a large wall safe.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The purchase of Golf Mohr Golf Course by the city of East Moline looks like it's workable. Mayor Dennis Jacobs said the course, located at 16724 Hubbard Rd., on a tract of land northeast of East Moline, would pay for itself if purchased by the city.

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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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