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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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