Day in history for May 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
It has been decided to remove the old 40-foot, 2-story brick building on the Rock Island House property.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The official board of Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island, voted to recommend the Rev. Henry Pearce Atkins for the pastorate of the church.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island county veterans are boosting Judge Ben D. Farrar for state commander of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Davenport has a population of 73,476, according to unofficial figures announced today by P.J. Cerretti, census supervisor for the first Iowa district. The figures show an increase of 7,437, or 11.5 per cent, over the population total of 66,039 given for Davenport following the 1940 census. The population of the greater Davenport area, including suburban districts, is estimated at 80,000 by the census supervisor.

1975 -- 25 years ago
For the second time in as many years, Geneseo is being televised for inclusion in an American documentary to be viewed in Europe. Jean Lafevre, a representative of French Broadcasting in the U.S., and a film crew shot scenes and locales, which may be part of a film, to be shown over French TV during President Ford's visit to Europe next month. Speaking of Geneseo, Lafevre said, ``I think it is truly American.''

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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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