Day in history for December 22, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
William R. Kingsley, chief engineer, and Walter Kent, one of the contractors, of the Warsaw And Rockford railroad are in town. Work on the railroad is progressing slowly, owing to the tightness of the money market.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A Sabbath school has been organized at the Bowlesburg Universal Church. Samuel Bowles is the managing superintendent.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Associated Charities has been reorganized by 100 citizens. E.B. McKown was elected president. Miss Dina Ramser is chairman of the relief committee.

1929 -- 75 years ago
One hundred singers will visit shut-ins to cheer them with Christmas music.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Annabelle Duncan, 49, of 1810 1st St., Rock Island, was killed yesterday noon when she was crushed against a tombstone by her auto, which started to roll down an incline in Riverside Cemetery, Moline.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Fog, drizzle and visibility of less than a quarter-mile shut down the Quad-City Airport Friday evening, stranding holiday travelers in the Midwest. Planes were being rerouted to alternate airports and travelers were being bused or lodged in hotels overnight after warm, moist air created a fog pattern over much of the area.

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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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