Day in history for September 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The new market house at the foot of Elk Street, a few steps from the Norris Furniture Store, was progressing finely.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The local Republican committee was preparing to send out thousands of copies of Gov. Collom's speech delivered here recently.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The finals in the ladies handicap golf matches at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club were played off this morning, with Mrs. Von Schaezler of Davenport defeating Miss Denkmann of Rock Island for the title.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island began a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the westernmost campaign of the Revolutionary War.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A movement is under way in Milan to seek annexation of the village to the city of Rock Island. Leaders of the movement said that petitions asking for referendum elections on the annexation were being prepared for circulation.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A smooth-working golden retriever, who scored one point below perfect and then won a run-off, topped competition at the Quad-Cities Dog Obedience Club Sunday at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds. Topbrass Stubblefield Pippa is owned and handled by Kay Thompson Guetzloff, Palatine.

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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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