Day in history for August 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The professor officer of the state asylum at Jacksonville and seven of his deaf pupils visited our city last evening and held a public exhibition at the court. The house was full of ladies and gentlemen who were highly amazed at the knowledge of grammar, history and mathematics the scholars exhibited.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Judge Cornelius Lynde, Jr., and a party have arrived home from Europe.

1903 -- 100 years ago
At the Ninth Street Park horse races yesterday, the winners were Dutch Boy, Lou H, Tommy Hammond and Yellow Rose.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. H.C. First of 1031 21st St., Rock Island, 89-year-old veteran of the Civil War, was one of the honor guard at the casket of Abraham Lincoln, following his assassination.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The first step to annex the Maple Grove school tract to the city of Moline was taken by the board of education when it adopted a resolution asking the mayor and the city council to bring the school land within the city limits. Basis for the request was to provide adequate water supply for fire protection and drinking purposes.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The customers were pushing their noses in the big glass windows of Venture's new Moline store as early as 8:30 this morning. The customers were waiting for the store's debut, called a ``soft opening'' by Manager Bill Blaylock. The grand opening for the store located at 2000 36th Ave., is slated for October.

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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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