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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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