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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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