Day in history for April 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Sawyer, Whittaker And Co. became the owners of the large warehouse and wharf boat at the Rock Island levee.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The vote cast at the Rock Island city election on April 16 was canvassed by the council. Aldermen were declared elected as follows: First ward, Peter H. Peterson; Second ward, Swan Hanson; Third ward, E.B. Knox, and Fourth ward, H.A. Bernard.

1903 -- 100 years ago
It was announced that Walter Ammerman had been elected president of East Moline, the first to occupy that post since the town was incorporated.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Adoption of the city manager type government was termed the ``common sense'' method of improving conditions in American municipalities by Prof. Leonard D. White of the University of Chicago.

1953 -- 50 years ago
David Glen Washburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen L. Washburn, Rock Island, soon will receive his second-year pin as a member of the National American Motorcycling Association. Both Mr. and Mrs. Washburn are motorcycling enthusiasts and enrolled their son in the association when he was seven days old.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Illowa Health Systems Agency voted unanimously to recommend approval of joint expansion applications made by Davenport's St. Luke's and Mercy hospitals to the Iowa Health Facilities Review Committee. The review committee will determine the fate of nearly $50 million in planned projects.

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