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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