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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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