Day in history for May 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligations to Mr. Grovenbury for delicious fresh fish from Mackinaw. Mr. G. receives a quantity of Mackinaw trout and white fish three times a week.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The county treasurer will have his office open until 9 o'clock every evening during the week for the convenience of taxpayers.

1905 -- 100 years ago
So successful has vaudeville proven in Davenport and Rock Island that Chamberlin, Kindt And Co. will shortly try a run in Moline.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Plans for the first two important social events at the Black Hawk Hills Country Club were announced today. A stag party will be held Saturday night and a dinner-dance is scheduled for June 6.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Among their other duties, Moline police are now looking for an errant bowling ball. Tony Pasdock, Muscatine, said the ball, complete with carrying case, hopped out of his car when the door flew open near 1st St. and 4th Ave. early last night.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The old Jade Dragon restaurant at 515 15th St., Moline, bit the dust today to make room for a new parking lot for First National Bank of Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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