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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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