Day in history for June 14, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Davenport Gazette said the reason many citizens of Davenport came to Rock Island to do their marketing was because of a greater variety of articles available here.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. J. Carter amputated a finger of the left hand of Daniel Finigan. It had been crushed between the cogs of the ''B'' Mill of the Rock Island Lumber Co.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mayor McCaskrin named the members of the park board as follows: William Hackson, F.C. Denkmann, Otto Huber, W.H. Dart and E.B. McKown.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Henry O. Seagrave, England, holder of the world's automobile speed record, died from injuries suffered when his speedboat overturned on Lake Windemere in England.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Shore Acres Addition, in the southwest section of Rock Island, was tabbed as a definite health hazard at a committee-of-the-whole meeting of the City Council last night. It was decided to withhold issuing any building permits there until the area is properly platted.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Elena Callas of Moline was one of two University of Iowa golfers to be named to the AIWA All-Region 6 golf team.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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