Day in history for July 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Eleven Rock Island citizens died from sunstrokes in the same day due to the intense heat.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church, preached on ''The Glad Tidings of the Apocalypse.''

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Eclipse Packet Co. announced a reduction in rates. The round trip fare between Rock Island and Clinton was reduced from 75 to 50 cents.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Improvements which will make the Dr. R.C. Calkins dog and cat hospital, 2204 3rd Ave., Rock Island, one of the most modern in this section of the state, are under way.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Members of the Moline Skin Divers Club were attempting to capture a huge catfish near Lock 24 of the Illinois Mississippi Canal north of Geneseo. The fish, reportedly weighing in excess of 100 pounds, was being sought for display by the Illinois State Conservation Department.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Jason Newton of Wiman Park won top honors in the ''Best Boat'' category of the East Moline Recreation Department Doll and Model Contest at Mitchell Park. Newton was among about 100 youths, ages 5 to 15, from the city's nine supervised parks participating in the event.

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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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