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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