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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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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