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Day in history for May 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Major Barrett of the Rock Island House has just added some ten or a dozen spacious and comfortable rooms to his hotel.

1878 -- 125 years ago
A number of members of the Barrett chapter, Royal Arch Masons, last night received the Royal Master and Select Master degrees. The ceremonies were conducted by J.W. Matthews, H.C. Cleaveland and H. Burgower.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The body of an unknown man was found floating in the Mississippi yesterday afternoon opposite Watertown by Henry Turner of the Watertown Hospital, who was out rowing. A rope with rocks tied to it was attached to the body.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Harold ``Shorty'' Almquist, University of Minnesota football star, indicated that he would accept a contract as football and baseball coach at Augustana College.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Moline city council authorized purchase of six 10-karat gold engraved badges for the six aldermen who were elected April 21. They will be purchased through Malcolm Jewelers on the basis of a low estimate of $95.42.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Gina Banfield, an eighth grade student at Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School in Moline, is one of 200 winners in Scholastic Magazines' ``Do It Your Way'' Energy Awards Competition. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Banfield, 5019 52nd Ave., Moline. Gina submitted a picture of a frog with the slogan, ``I turned my pad down to 65 degrees. Why don't you?''

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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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