Day in history for December 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Dan Edgington of Edgington reports an average yield of 93 bushels of corn an acre this year.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Brewing Co. will purchase only gray horses in the future. The company wagons will be painted olive green and yellow.

1925 -- 75 years ago
H.W. Leiferman Jr. was named chief patriarch of Rock Island Encampment, No. 12, I.O.O.F.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Lt. George M. Cohan, 24, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Boquet, 835 22nd St., Rock Island, was one of two Illinois fliers who took part in air strikes unleashed Tuesday by the newly recommissioned Essex-class carrier Princeton in its debut in the Korean War.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline firefighters canceled the annual Christmas party for their children this year to help provide dinner for those without families. Local 581 of the International Association of Firefighters donated $100 to Moline grocer Robert Vogelbaugh to help defray the cost of his annual Christmas Day dinner held at his store at 6th Avenue and 12th Street

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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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