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: 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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