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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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