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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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