Day in history for February 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
We learn that the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of St. Louis, will establish an institution in Davenport. Mr. LeClaire, with his accustomed generosity, has donated to them an entire block of ground upon which to erect the buildings.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It was announced the Burlington Railroad will soon put on a freight train between Rock Island and Mendota, via Dimock.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Burglars effected an entrance into the Wolfmann residence on 30th St., Rock Island. They ransacked the place but got nothing of value for their pains.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Eighteen candidates, 12 on the Republican ticket, are seeking nominations for aldermen at the city primary March 13.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A new warehouse encompassing about 230,000 square feet is under construction at the Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company. The new building will cost more than $1,000,000. The new warehouse being built at the west end of the Farmall property, will be used for production material storage.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Arrowhead Ranch board agreed to seek additional state license bed capacity, and to try to keep a recently started aftercare program that helps boys adjust to living on the ``outside.'' The board agreed to ask the state to increase the number of boys Arrowhead may treat at a time from 64 to 72.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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