Day in history for August 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
N.H. Parker, former editor of the Davenport Commercial, was being praised by critics for his work on the book ''Hawkeye State.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
Old settlers of this county were invited to attend the 6th annual meeting of the old settlers of Henry County at Hanna's Grove.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island city council passed a midnight closing ordinance, submitted by Alderman O'Connor.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The New York Giants established themselves as a pennant contender by defeating the Chicago Cubs, 13-6, to pull within two games of the league-leading Chicagoans.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Charles Betcher and William Kasnick won a bet Saturday by wearing short pants in the Geneseo business district. The loser who paid was Henry Wirz. In order to collect, Betcher and Kasnick donned ''sawed off'' trousers and walked the length of the business district and back during the busy shopping hours.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Quad-City Area Friendship Day Parade, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in downtown Moline, is expected to draw thousands of onlookers to what organizers hope will become an annual event. The parade is sponsored by the Moline Downtown Association.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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