Day in history for April 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A new ferry boat was expected from Cincinnati, Capt. Robinson having gone there for it. The new boat was named the Davenport.

1880 -- 125 years ago
P. O'Mara announced candidacy for the legislature on the Democratic ticket.

1905 -- 100 years ago
In a ballot cast at the Argus office, the name ''Island City Park'' was chosen for the title of the new baseball park to be constructed here.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The New York Dental parlors have been opened in the new Kerns block, Moline. Dr. R.W. Hawes is manager. Dr. Hawes is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a practitioner of much ability and experience.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline police were hunting today for the person or persons who callously jammed a pet dog into a garbage can, weighted the lid with a piece of concrete, and left the animal to die. The owner found the weakened dog yesterday afternoon a short time after she reported it missing.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has added a new tugboat to its fleet. The 26-year-old tug ''Andrews'' arrived here recently from Vicksburg, Miss., and will be used in maintenance operations on the Mississippi River.

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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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