Day in history for June 24, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The new schedule for the steamer Col. Morgan was announced. Henceforth, the boat, running from Rock Island to Dubuque would leave Rock Island on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A.W. Bowen was elected master workman of Island City Lodge 4, A.O.U.W.

1905 -- 100 years ago
William Adams, 69, a resident of Rock Island County for 40 years, died at his home in Bowling Township. He was born in Ireland and was employed for many years as a carpenter on the Diamond Jo Line of river steamers.

1930 -- 75 years ago
President Hoover asked the senate to modify the joint bill which would involve the traditional expenditure of more than a hundred million dollars a year for the care of war veterans.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Burglars peeled the safe at Harrelson Motors, 701 19th St., Moline, early today and stole $369.99 in cash but they caused almost five times as much damage by acts of vandalism as they obtained in loot.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Destruction of three downtown Rock Island buildings is planned to begin July 21, with construction of a new parking lot adjacent to the Great River Plaza mall scheduled to start in August.

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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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