Day in history for September 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island-Moline hack schedule: Leave Rock Island House 7:15 and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Leave Johnson's Hotel, Moline, 8 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

1878 -- 125 years ago
R.R. Cable left for Peoria this morning on the ``Little Josie.''

1903 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors inspected the county infirmary today.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A report on the first six months of the year today forecast a surplus on the barge line by the year's end.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Florence Radosevich, 922 5th Ave., Moline, was named ``Miss Voice of 1953'' at ceremonies in the Rock Island telephone exchange building. The contest was conducted by the 185 operating personnel of the Rock Island office as part of a training program stressing attentiveness, courtesy, helpfulness, interest and naturalness in handling telephone calls.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A landmark family restaurant in Black Hawk State Park, the Watchtower Inn, most likely will close for good when its lease expires Oct. 31. Darlene Struve signed a 10-year lease for the facility in 1968. State officials say they doubt they will seek lease bids for the lodge restaurant after that. They would rather convert the space in the two-story stone building into a concession stand, meeting rooms, museum space or craft exhibits.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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