Day in history for March 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Since we increased the price of our paper to $2 per year, because of rising costs, only one person on our whole list of subscribers has complained and to use the phrase of one of his neighbors, ''he has got no soul to be saved.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. S.C. Plummer, Rock Island, will succeed Dr. G.G. Craig as examining surgeon of persons seeking veterans pensions.

1905 -- 100 years ago
A resolution to rebuilt the county jail was defeated in the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mystery of the Christmas eve disappearance of James D. Warnock, 79, retired soap manufacturer, was solved by the finding of his body in the Mississippi.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline Democratic alderman candidates at the April city election at a meeting yesterday went on record as favoring merger of Moline, East Moline and Silvis into one metropolitan community.

1980 -- 25 years ago
For the first time in 27 years, the howitzer that was the Army's mainstay in world War II and Korea is being produced again at Rock Island Arsenal. The arsenal is building 259 of the weapons, which cost about $115,000 each, during the next two years, mostly for sale to allied nations in the Far East, inlcuding the Philippines and Thailand.

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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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