Day in history for October 22, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Although the Chicago And Rock Island railroad is only 100 miles long as yet, its receipts last month came to $48,251.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Dimick mourn for their two youngest children, Eddie and Josie, both of whom died from diphtheria on the same day.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Alderman Henry Carse has returned home from New Haven, where he was reelected president of the National Bottlers Protective Association.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Republican candidates for county offices are unopposed, as all Democratic candidates withdrew today.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- It's ``final exam week'' for Jim Guzzo, a serious-minded young student of boxing from Rock Island, when he faces Darrell Lindley of Cedar Rapids on the amateur boxing show planned at St. Joseph's School. Guzzo will be getting a test to prove if he's ready to graduate from the amateur ranks. If he passes his three-round fight, he will have a chance to become a professional fighter.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A federal judge ruled International Harvester infringed on a Deere And Co. patent and should pay damages. Industry sources say the fine could total more than $12 million. The court battle between the two agriculture equipment giants began in 1976 when Deere filed a suit charging IH copied its 40 Series Corn Head, a combine attachment that strips corn from the stalk.
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