Day in history for March 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There is no improvement in the post office and the people are enraged past further endurance.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Professor Proctor, the great astronomer and lecturer from England, was at the Harper House today. It is to be regretted that this gentleman could not have been secured for a lecture in Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Theophil Anthonius, Belgian saloonkeeper, whose place of business is at 7th Street and 17th Avenue, Moline, disappeared from home Saturday, Feb. 25, two weeks ago, and his wife has invoked the aid of the police in her quest of him. She fears he has met with foul play.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Harold T. Jaeke will be valedictorian of the 1930 graduating class at Augustana College.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Members of South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, laid the cornerstone for their new Christian education building Sunday.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Brian Raasch of East Moline recently asked The Curious Cook's readers for a recipe for Earthworm Cake. He wanted to bake the cake for a science project, he said, also focusing on protein and other nutritional values in insects. Sure enough. The Curious Cook's readers provided a couple of recipes for Brian to consider.

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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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