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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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