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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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