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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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