Day in history for February 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Charity Ball is postponed until Thursday, in consequence of the tea party at Smith And Lathrope's new hall tomorrow night. All right. Give the ladies time to rest and then for a rousing time at the Island City Hotel. Everybody and his wife will be there.

1880 -- 125 years ago
James McKeever, who was hurt by an explosion of the 23rd Street sewer, sued the city of Rock Island for $18,000 damages.

1905 -- 100 years ago
George H. Kingsbury, Rock Island, was elected president of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, at its convention in Moline.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Melvin Sims, 5, was critically injured when he was hit by a truck while he was playing.

1955 -- 50 years ago
One of the original buildings of the Sylvan works of Republic Steel Corp. in Moline, located on Sylvan island in the Mississippi River, was constructed of steel salvaged from the 1892 Chicago World's Fair. The works, first known as Sylvan Steel Co., was started in 1894 as a rolling mill. It was acquired by Republic Iron And Steel Co. when the latter was formed in 1899.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Operators of Jumer's Castle Lodge, Bettendorf, have been given permission to proceed with plans to build a nine-story, $2.5 million addition to their building.

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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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