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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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