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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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