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: 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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