Day in history for August 22, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Iowa and Illinois roads are pervaded by long-bodied, singular-looking wagons loaded with fanning mills, corn shellers, horse rakes, meat and milk safes. You meet them wherever there are farms or people. The manufacturer of both the peddlers' wagons and their contents is Alonzo Nourse of Moline.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- All citizens interested in plans for the grand opening of the Harper Opera House are invited to meet in the courthouse yard.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The Twin-City Driving Association will hold a program of harness races at the Ninth Street Park next week.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Ten thousand people watched a drum and bugle contest sponsored by the Rock Island Post of the American Legion. The Rockford Corps won first. Moline was second.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Davenport High School band, under the direction of F.E. Mortiboy, was awarded first-place honors in the band division of the Chicagoland Music Festival Saturday at Soldier's Field. The Peoria High School band was in second place.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island County, with a prod from Rock Island city officials, is preparing to launch a multi-year program to upgrade fire detection and prevention systems in the ``unsafe'' County Office Building. County Board Chairman Richard Aubry said today he will prepare a resolution, for consideration by the county board in September, authorizing the work.
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