Day in history for April 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The first election in Moline under its new town charter resulted in the choice of Charles Atkinson, A.F. Perkins, N.C. Tyrell, S.W. Wheelock and Russell Stevens as trustees and George W. Bell as police magistrate.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A. Weaver of Taylor Ridge and A.A. Buffam of Andalusia showed some fine blooded cattle for sale in Market Square today.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph DeSilva and little daughter have returned from New Orleans where they were called by the illness of Mrs. DeSilva's father.

1930 -- 75 years ago
George C. Tank, Democrat, defeated incumbent Harold Metcalf, Republican, in a contest for mayor of Davenport.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A ''dream of high places,'' where time was of the essence, was recounted today by the Davenport woman who ''died'' once but was brought back to life when a doctor made a chest incision and massaged her heart by hand. It was the first case of cardiac arrest overcome by hand massage reported at a Davenport hospital.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A malfunctioning switch at International Harvester's Farmall Plant is being blamed for the release of between 80 and 100 gallons of waste oil and sludge into Sylvan Slough and 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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