Day in history for May 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Wide Awake Ball at Hillier's Hall last evening was a very pleasant affair, attended by about 30 couples.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The People's Comedy Company pitched its tent at 5th Ave. and 12th St., Rock Island, and prepared for a week's engagement.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Mayor W.A. Rosenfield announced that the Rock Island street department will start clearing away the river front between 17th and 19th Streets to make it possible for automobiles to be parked there.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Sergeant (first class) Harry Drake, Rock Island, is a man in 26,000, so far as his scholastic record in the anti-aircraft and guided missiles branch of the artillery school at Fort Bliss goes. The 29-year-old Rock Island career soldier recently completed a fire control operators' course with a score of 100 percent in all subjects. He is the first student in more than 26,000 enlisted men who have attended the course to make a perfect rating. Sergeant Drake has been in the Army since August 1942.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline police are investigating the theft of 3,000 pounds of copper wire valued at $1,000 from a construction site at 1st Street and 1st Avenue sometime late Sunday or early Monday. The wire, owned by C.A. Hooper Co., Madison, Wisconsin, was taken from fenced in property of Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. near the firm's generating plant.

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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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