Day in history for September 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
An inquest was held before Justice Swander upon the body of an unknown man found dead in the alley between Washington and Jefferson streets.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John George, Democrat, and C.R. Chamberlain, Republican, will be absent from the city election day. The former goes to Davenport to live and the latter will engage in the commission business at Malta, Ill.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Pearl Saville won the silver medal at the Memorial Christian Church in the WCTU declamatory contest. Her selection was entitled, ''Pledge With Wine.''

1930 -- 75 years ago
Bobby Jones swamped Gene Homans, 8 and 7, to win the final match of the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament, thus winning every major golf title of the year.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The International Harvester Co. has purchased 9 lots facing 44th St. north of 4th Ave. for the use as a parking lot for Farmall employees.

1980 -- 25 years ago
When the Frej Lodge of the Independent Order of Svithiod was formed in Moline 80 years ago, one of its main goals was to help Swedes new to America adjust to the language and culture. The Frej Lodge celebrates its 80th anniversary Sunday with a smorgasbord at O'Melia's Supper Club, Rock Island.

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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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