Day in history for January 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
C.A. Jeanneret, late of Philadelphia, has opened a new watch, clock and jewelry store on Illinois Street, directly opposite the Graham House.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff Perkins has arrested five women and two men on charges of creating a disturbance at Happy Hollow. The charges grew out of ill feelings during the strike of coal miners there.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles was organized at Turner Hall Jan. 12. The lodge expects 200 members at the start.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The temperature today is 20 degrees below zero.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Additions and alterations designed to modernize the processing plant recently have been completed at Peerless Dairy Company, 1323 2nd Ave., Rock Island. The entire renovation program was undertaken for the purpose of raising the standard of sanitation and efficiency of the dairy.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Its premier issue contains two interviews, cartoons, details of Christmas gifts left unders friends' trees, jokes and a list of recent births. It's the ``Neighborhood News,'' written, produced, sketched and delivered by Michelle Mulcahey, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mulcahey, 343 34th Ave., East Moline.

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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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