Day in history for July 16, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
John W. Turner, son of John B. Turner, Esq., President of the Galena and Chicago Railroad, recently graduated West Point with honors.

1880 -- 125 years ago
When a crate of live chickens was put aboard the steamer General Barnard, the bottom of the crate fell out and for a time there was a lively chicken hunt.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Company A of the Illinois National Guard left for Camp Lincoln.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Lloyd Nordstrom and Dr. Paul Barton, Davenport Country Club stars, won their first matches in the Annual Iowa State Amateur Golf Tournament at Sunnyside Country Club, Waterloo.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Three inspection cars are used over the Rock Island Lines. The automobiles can zoom over the rails when the pilot wheels, front and back, are lowered, and simply by raising the two standards, the autos are ready for the roads.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Thousands of Quad-Citians were without electricity today after an early morning storm knocked scores of power lines and trees onto homes, garages and city streets. The temperature dropped from 87 degrees to 72 degrees in 10 minutes as the storm rolled into the Quad-Cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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