Day in history for November 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We hear that a new paper is to be started at Davenport to be the organ of the Sons of Temperance for Iowa. Messrs. Warren And Rhawn, of Rock Island, sold the type and materials for the office.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Navigation on the Mississippi River was practically closed on account of ice. Boats can hardly run as far as Keokuk.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Stewart departed today for Peoria as a delegate from the Broadway Presbyterian Church to the Illinois Anti-Saloon League, which convenes today and tomorrow at Peoria.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County taxes for 1930 will be levied against an assessed valuation of $66,459,481 in lands, lots, and personal property, an increase of $612,876 over 1929.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Theft of 28 half-gallons of ice cream Saturday was reported to Rock Island police today by officials of Peerless Dairy Co., 1323 2nd Ave., Rock Island. A check-out man reported he saw four boys carrying ice cream from a loaded truck.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A federal judge has rejected a request by International Harvester Co. to dismiss a patent infringement suit filed by Deere And Co. in July over an IH seed-planting machine.

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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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