Day in history for January 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus has moved to Charles Buford's new 4-story brick building at the corner of Eagle and Illinois streets. (In 1955, the site of the Cleaveland building.)

1880 -- 125 years ago
Some Knights Templars of Davenport made New Year's Day calls in a log cabin set on top of a band wagon.

1905 -- 100 years ago
''Mother'' Jones, known for her activities on behalf of working men, will lecture at the Rock Island YMCA Jan. 12.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Board of Education voted to issue $280,000 in bonds to cover the cost of the Rock Island Public Schools stadium and part of the outlay for the new Denkmann School.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A new rolling mill which will produce aluminum sheet for America's newest look in buildings will be installed at Aluminum Company of America's Davenport Works at a cost of more than $5 million, it was announced today.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline High School Class of 1959 used $350 left over from their reunion fund to buy a new ''M'' for the school entryway. The old ''M'' had been there since 1959, when their class became the first group of graduates from the school. The current student congress at the school contributed to the purchase and a plaque commemorating the donors should be up soon.

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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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