Day in history for January 8, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Knox and Andrews are trying again for a ferry charter while Webber and Frizzell also are applying to the state legislature. We presume no franchise will be granted for competition with Spencer and Robinson's ferry here unless it is to the city corporation. The Argus favors a city-owned ferry.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John Brown was accidentally shot by his employer, S.L. Johnson, Reynolds, while they were out hunting. The bullet flattened on the skull of Brown, who is in no serious danger.

1905 -- 100 years ago
John J. Glenn, for 20 years a circuit court judge of this district, died in his Monmouth home at the age of 74.

1930 -- 75 years ago
President Hoover has approved a proposal to build a bridge costing $275,000 connecting Moline and Rock Island Arsenal.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Four hundred more Rock Island public school children are getting a daily hot lunch this term. Serving hot lunches at Longfellow and Denkmann elementary schools began this year. The food is trucked to the schools in special containers that keep the food hot for hours from Central Junior High School's new kitchen.

1980 -- 25 years ago
An American flag was stolen from the flagpole outside First Federal Savings and Loan, 1616 6th Ave., Moline, sometime over the past weekend.

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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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