Day in history for July 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The work on the bridge is going forward as rapidly as possible and we believe it is the intention of the company to have it ready for the cars to cross the Mississippi as soon as the first of January.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Passenger traffic on the Mississippi River was especially good. Nearly every boat was crowded to capacity.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus carried a front page story announcing that Daniel S. Lamont, Secretary of War under President Grover Cleveland, died at his home in New York State.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Latest official figures on the devastating earthquake in southern Italy placed the number of dead at 1,778 and the injured at 4,264, to add to the terror of the earth shocks, Naples was swept by a hurricane.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Colona, a village about six miles east of Moline, is 100 years old today. The event crept up on Colona without much notice and no elaborate celebration has been planned.

1980 -- 25 years ago
One-hundred bands in 60 years. That's incredible. And local musician Bill Meier is still going strong. The 90-year-old Davenport native has been playing string bass with the Lou Thorne Band for the past seven years.

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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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