Day in history for December 22, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The city council offers $50 and Judge Spencer $10 in rewards for apprehension of the villain who assaulted and injured Mr. Zabriskie, pilot of the ferry.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Taylor House had so many guests today that all could not be accommodated at the first table. In three days, 250 have registered. Nearly all farmers who come to Rock Island stop at the Taylor House.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Two Rock Island Arsenal shops are shut down because high water has put power-making machinery out of action.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Iowa University players swamped the Marquette University basketball team, 38 to 15, as Moline dedicated its $175,000 Wharton Field House.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A Chicago friend of Augustana College has placed a collection of oriental rugs valued at $50,000 on loan with the understanding that they gradually may become the property of the college. These rugs are being placed in the Denkmann Memorial Library, the art studio, the Woman's building and in other places on the campus.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A thief put a crimp in Jesse Magee's plans for Christmas Thursday night. Magee, of 1352 18th St., East Moline, told police officers he placed a gift-wrapped jewelry box containing a diamond ring on a boat in his garage. He then went into the house to get other packages, but found the box and ring gone when he returned to the garage minutes later.
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