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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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