Day in history for April 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Drury was mentioned as ''destined to become an important point in our county.'' Drury citizens were anxious for an ''enterprising individual'' to start a steam flouring mill in the locality.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A schooner from the north passed down this afternoon. She came from Green Bay to Portage Lake by the Fox River and was bound for New Orleans.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus published an historical account of the Hawthorne School. The first school in the First Ward, it was built in the 1850's.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Representatives of the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan, and Italy signed the London naval treaty, which presumably was to limit and reduce the navies of three of the dominant powers, restrict the navies of the other two.

1955 -- 50 years ago
First step in the construciton of the new Scott County courthouse will be taken Monday, with groundbreaking ceremonies scheduled at 9 a.m. William Goettsch, chairman of the board of supervisors, will turn the first shovel of dirt.

1980 -- 25 years ago
More than 4,500 employees of the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline are ''brown bagging'' their lunch today after a two-day strike by twenty-five lunchroom workers shut down the plant's cafeterias.

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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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