Day in history for July 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Sangeen Indians were threatening a rebellion. They claimed that the government had not complied with an agreement concerning the respecting of the Indians' lands.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Jared B. Smith and Nuss Clark of Port Byron were married by Justice Cropper.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The excitement of tending to burns received by her young son brought on a heart attack and the eventual death of Mrs. V. Nold, Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Bill Tilden won the British tennis singles championships at Wimbledon for the first time since 1921, defeating his countryman, sensational young Wilmer Allison, in the finals 6-3, 9-7, 6-4.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Approximately 2,300 persons crowded Moline's swimming pool yesterday in an effort to beat the 95-degree heat. The day before on Sunday over 2,600 passed through the gate.

1980 -- 25 years ago
It's scenic, but not safe. So, early next week the Old Lyndon Bridge will provide passage for its last motorized traveler. The bridge, located south of Lyndon on Lyndon Road and spanning the Rock River, must be closed because county and township inspectors are afraid it will fall under load.

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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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