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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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