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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