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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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