Day in history for January 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The sheriff of Rock Island County, and the sheriff of Henry County, and the postmaster in Rock Island, have decided the Republican has the largest circulation of any paper printed in said counties. It is therefore, the only paper in which the publication of notices of the redemption of lands sold at tax sales are legal.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Herr Zwicker of Rock Island has patented a bedwarmer, and a ready sale for it is predicted.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Charles Shaw has moved his family from Beardstown for residence in Moline. He is a passenger brakeman on the Burlington Road.

1929 -- 75 years ago
W.W. Church, who is 100 years old today, has been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 74 years.

1954 -- 50 years ago
An order by the Bettendorf city council for repair and remodeling of the Skorna Hotel at 1630 State St. resulted in the announcement that the structure will be torn down and a new commercial building erected in its place. Charles Skorna said that he considered the requirements of the council for measures designed to fireproof the frame building as prohibitive and excessive.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Milan police are looking for a thief who broke into the Corn Crib Restaurant, 229 W. 1st St., Milan. Police say someone entered the restaurant through a back window and took food valued at $250. The missing items included two roasts, a 20-pound ham, two cases of soda pop, 10 pounds of cheese, five pounds of shrimp, 100 steaks and a large quantity of chocolate milk.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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