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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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