Day in history for June 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company, to lay tracks across Iowa, was organized at a meeting in Davenport.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The 4-oared junior rowers from the Sylvan Boat Club, Moline, won first place in boat races held at Peoria.

1903 -- 100 years ago
A.R. Talbot was elected head consul of Modern Woodmen of America at a convention held in Indianapolis.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Camp Hauberg, north of Port Byron, has been opened for the first time. The new YMCA camp on the Mississippi was donated by Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hauberg.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A story on the Davenport-Bettendorf project to ``Put Christ back into Christmas'' has won a $100 prize for Mrs. W.C. Siddle, Davenport. Mrs. Siddle won the cash award in the nationwide housewives contest sponsored by the Christophers. The competition was based on the best true stories illustrating ``what a housewife can do, with God's help, to change the world for the better.''.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Financially troubled Niabi Zoo will receive some help from a 25-cent admission fee to the children's petting zoo Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commissioners imposed at a meeting Tuesday night. The commission's action does not affect the general zoo admission fee. Admission to the petting zoo was free. The imposition of the fee was recommended by the zoological society.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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