Day in history for January 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
For the first time in many years the river is frozen over opposite Alton and St. Louis.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A petition is being circulated in Davenport for appointment of George L. Davenport as Indian agent by the president. Mr. Davenport, who was born in Rock Island in 1817, can speak several Indian dialects.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A Rock Island YMCA basketball team defeated the Moline Y Five, 26-10.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Residents of Milan planned an appeal for federal emergency aid as an ice gorge in Mill Creek threatened to bring another disastrous flood.

1954 -- 50 years ago
News that one of only two copies of the treaty with members of the Sac and Fox Indian nation, by which six million acres of eastern Iowa land were opened for settlement in 1832 had been discovered, and shortly would be returned to Iowa and eventually would find a permanent home in Davenport, makes exciting reading for all those who have even the most fragmentary knowledge of the history of this part of the country.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A 5-year-old girl was swamped in a snowdrift near Bowlesburg School last week, Ald. Jim Sens told the Silvis City Council, when he asked if pathways for school children could be cleared. Sens said the girl's mother went to meet her at the bus, didn't find her there and went home. A short time later, a man carrying the hysterical child came to the door. The girl had fallen into a snowdrift and her rescuer heard her cries as he was driving by.

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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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