Day in history for January 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The citizens of Rock Island and vicinity are requested to meet at the courthouse next Saturday evening to devise a plan and adopt measures for erection of a hotel, which for size and accommodations, shall be worthy of our rapidly increasing city.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The temperature registered at the Argus thermometer at 7 o'clock this morning was 36 degrees above zero.

1903 -- 100 years ago
It was announced a new enterprise, the Joseph Rosenfield Skirt Company, will be operated in connection with the Rock Island Regalia Company.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High cagers defeated Savanna 23 to 19 for their first victory on Savanna's court since start of rivalry between the two schools.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Eddie McCreight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert McCreight, Aledo, who has been on duty in Korea for much of the time the past three years, was one of the Navy men who appeared on a recent television show illustrating the subject, ``This is Korea.'' He is one of five sons of the McCreights who have been in extensive Army or Navy service.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Kathy Sha-boom, the elephant whose annual birthday parties draw hundreds of children to Niabi Zoo, is going to lose part of her ears and tail. The 13-year-old favorite of area children wandered outside on a cold night in mid-December and ended up with a bad case of frostbite.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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