Day in history for October 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Died, at Cambridge on Sept. 30 after a short and distressing illness, the Henry County Gazette, more commonly known as the Oyster Gazette, at age five weeks.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Ferdinand Vogel, a young man employed by Fred Hass, incurred a broken arm today when he became entangled in a grindstone belt.

1903 -- 100 years ago
``Shamus O'Brien'' was the attraction at the Illinois Theater this afternoon and evening.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Friends of Judge Floyd E. Thompson rallied to his defense after an attack on his official record by State Senator James J. Barbour.

1953 -- 50 years ago
More than two thousand Rock Island County clubwomen are participating in the Women's Crusade for Security, a national effort to increase the sale of United States savings bonds. A call to renewed action in this nationwide project undertaken last spring by the clubwomen of America has been issued from the White House by Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Mary Orazen heard Mildred Palmer's voice this week for the first time in 35 years, but swears it sounds the same today as it did when the two worked together as volunteers during World War II. Mrs. Orazen placed an ad in the personals column of The Sunday Dispatch saying she was trying to locate Mrs. Palmer. Mrs. Palmer's daughter spotted the ad and Mrs. Palmer was on the phone to her friend in Pueblo, Colo., the next night.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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