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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