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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