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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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