Day in history for November 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of the new Rock Island city council was held yesterday for the purpose of organization.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Davenport and Milan millers have advanced the price of flour 40 cents per barrel and bran $1 per ton.

1905 -- 100 years ago
A delightful thimble party was given by Mrs. W.E. Bailey at her home on 18th Avenue, Rock Island, about 25 ladies being entertained.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island and Mercer County authorities are convinced that the bandits who held up the Farmers Bank of New Windsor Thursday afternoon and escaped with $1,500 are members of a gang that includes Glenn Nichols, Harold Smith and Gladys Crawford, a trio that has been sought in connection with 8 or 10 bank holdups.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The cornerstone of the new $220,000 convent of Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish, Moline, will be officially laid at ceremonies at 2 next Sunday afternoon.

1980 -- 25 years ago
When 26-year-old Randy Howard saw a rope swing by outside the window of his burning Las Vegas hotel early Friday morning, he knew it was the only way to save his life. Howard, of East Moline, grabbed it and slowly made his way down 14 stories to safety.

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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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