Day in history for August 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Brigham Ice Company advertised that delivery service was obtainable for homes and stores.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Democratic congressional convention was slated to meet at Geneseo. The Argus favored the nomination of P.L. Cable for congress and expressed hope that he would allow his name to be used.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Frank G. Allen had many supporters for the Republican congressional nomination at Bushnell. Two pullman cars were chartered for the use of the delegates from this county.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Gene Sarazan shot a 69, giving him a total 54-hole score of 211 and the lead over early finishers at the Western Open Golf Tournament at Orion, Mich.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline police announced a new policy in regard to teenagers who ride about the city late at night creating disturbances. They said all teenagers picked up late for being noisy or overcrowding autos will be held in jail until their parents come to arrange for their release.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Hundreds of migrant workers may soon be stranded in the Quad-City area because torrid July temperatures and heavy August rains ruined most of the region's usually bountiful tomato crop.

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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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