Day in history for May 14, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A bill to exclude all foreigners from public office in Massachusetts failed to pass the House.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Rev. M.F. McKirnman of Alexis preached at the United Presbyterian Church, both morning and evening services.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club accepted an invitation to a banquet in Mississippi Park.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Gallant Fox ruled as the favorite to capture the Kentucky Derby despite a poor workout during which he showed a dislike for the mud.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Three Little Bears may soon join the Mother Goose characters at the Fejervary Park Children's Zoo if the Davenport Park Board decides to take a free offer of the new pets. Elmer Carlson, publisher of the Audubon News-Guide, a friend of Davenport Mayor Walter Beuse, today offered the City of Davenport the bears, two males and one female, free of charge and including a cage.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The temperature of 34 degrees at Quad-City Airport at 5:45 this morning tied an 85-year-old record set on May 14, 1895.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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