Day in history for May 28, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline butchers, nine in number, have signed the following notice to their customers: ``We, the undersigned, shall keep our meat markets closed from June 1st until September 1st, between the hours of 1 and 4 in the afternoon.'' This looks like a crusade against the fly plague.

1900 -- 100 years ago
George Bennet of Rock Island purchased a dog for $100 from Dr. H.J. Huyett. The price was the highest ever paid for a dog in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The state senate has named a special committee to inspect Watch Tower Park, Rock Island, with the view of purchasing the land.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Rev. and Mrs. LeRoy Ellis became grandparents twice in one day Friday. A son was born to their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ellis, Minneapolis, early that morning. Nine hours later a daughter was born to another son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Ellis, of Erie, at the Moline Lutheran Hospital.

1975 -- 25 years ago
They laughed when Kenneth Wildermuth, 49, of rural Annawan sat down at his Singer to sew. It seems that folks thought that farmers only sowed. But Wildermuth, a grain farmer, won a prize in an Illinois Grange Sewing Contest (he was the only male entrant) and showed them all. ``I watched by wife Dorothy sew for years,'' said Wildermuth.

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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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