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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