Day in history for May 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Wood, a carpenter, was injured when he fell from the roof of the old Castle home on Illinois Street, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Gen. J.C. Black will be principal speaker at the Rock Island Memorial Day service. The general is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Cable.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sheriff Clarence L. Edwards of Rock Island was elected president of the LeRoy A. Goddard class of the Moline Lodge of Perfection.

1950 -- 50 years ago
John Lievens of Moline, a student at Alleman High School, Rock Island, won sixth place and a $50 cash award in the ``Selling as a Career'' contest held under auspices of sales managers bureaus throughout the United States. The sales managers bureau of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce sponsored the local essay contest, and three essays from the Quad-Cities area were entered in national competition. The three students will be guests of the sales managers bureau at the next meeting June 20.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Dave Johansen, health educator with the Rock Island County Department of Public Health, said that ``The county is suffering from a head lice problem. We are finding it can happen to anyone, no matter where they live.'' If you suspect your child has lice, please check with your doctor. This will prevent an outbreak from becoming an epidemic.

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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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