Day in history for December 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We have examined the state of the works at the gas establishment and can inform our citizens that there will probably be little or no improvement in the quantity of gas for five or six days to come. Work upon the improvement or enlargement is continued day and night, and seems to be progressing as fast as can be expected.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff Josiah L. Perkins resigned his post today.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Fifteen members of the Rock Island High School were presented with ''RI'' emblems at the close of school yesterday afternoon.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The peak of the Christmas mailing rush was reached today at the Rock Island Post Office.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An impressive life-size nativity scene has been erected at the Quad-City Airport through the combined efforts of the employees of the airport and the United Airlines. The set occupies the plaza area facing the terminal building.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Vandals broke windows in 88 cars with pellet or BB guns in Moline this weekend. The vandals focused on two areas, the Heritage Addition south of John Deere Road and in central Moline between 12th and 28th Avenues in the 34th Street vicinity.

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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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