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: 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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