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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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