Day in history for June 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At the Brighton Trotting Course in Chicago, Henry Graves bay horse, ''Jake Taylor,'' took the race of the day and won a purse of $300.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The home of C.W. Ritter was entered by burglars who secured an old-fashioned gold watch and other valuables. The watch was a dying gift from Mr. Ritter's father.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Sister Mary de Sales of the Sisters of the Visitation died at the Villa de Chantal. She was over 80 years of age and had been bedfast for two months.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Brooklyn Dodgers were in first place in the National League and the Philadelphia Athletics led the American League.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two unidentified Moline fishermen caught a bicycle instead of fish yesterday afternoon in the Mississippi River. The ownership of the bike was traced to Randy Munn, 1209 1/2 13th St., Moline, who reported it missing from the yard of his home on Aug. 6, 1954.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Police and fire officials from departments in Rock Island County took the first step this morning toward forming a join arson inventigation squad, much like the Metropolitan Enforcement Group which investigates drug trafficking.

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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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