Day in history for December 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of the citizens of Rock Island will be held in the courthouse in relation to the R.I. And Peoria Railroad and the Warsaw And Rockford Railroad.

1880 -- 125 years ago
J.L. Adams was elected as the noble grand of Ucal Lodge No. 608, Odd Fellows.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Irving Thompkins of Buffalo Prairie died of pneumonia. He was 38 years old and is survived by the widow and three children.

1930 -- 75 years ago
It was announced in Washington that a supplementary appropriation of several million dollars for nine-foot channel work and a Rock Island dam were to be asked by the War Department. A $6,500,000 dam at Rock Island was announced as one of the first major steps in the proposed channel program.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Plans for further expansion of the Quad-City Airport during the next four years at an estimated cost of more than $4 million were announced by the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The jury that found former Rock Island chief accountant Margaret Kinion guilty of 63 counts of theft Tuesday first decided she was guilty of the charges, then decided she was sane when she stole the money.

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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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