Day in history for November 12, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We invite the attention of the public to the notice of the opening of a school in the seminary. The school of Mr. Goodlea has increased so largely that he found it necessary to procure more spacious accommodations.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The funeral of the late Mrs. J.C. Cameron took place yesterday, the Rev. J.S. McCord officiating, assisted by the Rev. George L. King.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H.W. Reed of the Baptist Church addressed a men's meeting at the YMCA on ''Christliness of Christian Effort.''

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Argus threw open its classified columns to the jobless and more than 200 unemployed men and women took advantage of the opportunity to advertise for work, without charge.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Highlight of Veterans Day activities in Moline yesterday was the dedication of the new Memorial Chapel in the American Legion building. The chapel was dedicated to Mrs. Katherine Butterworth and the late Charles Deere Wiman.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline police today questioned several juveniles who witnesses say they spotted near Irving School Tuesday, hours before a spectacular blaze destroyed the century-old landmark at 701 12th St.

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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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