Day in history for January 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Louis A. LeClaire has been elected assistant cashier at First National Bank.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Frank William had his thumb severed by a saw blade while at work at the Rock Island Stair Works.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Church of Peace authorized the construction of an addition to the church and a new parsonage. The cost will be $40,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Lawrence Welk and his world-famous orchestra will stage three performances daily during the fourth annual Home Show to be held Feb. 13 to 18 at the Davenport Masonic Temple. The theme of the show will be television living and the effect of television on the American home today. Manufacturers and retailers from the area will exhibit their products.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Hunters and wildlife conservationists frequently find themselves at odds with each other, but the 70 members of the Western Sportsman's Club have found a way of blending the best of both these worlds. The club, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Conservation, has raised and turned loose in the area more than 42,000 pheasants during the last 20 years and more than 12,000 quail during the last 15 years. The birds and the grain to feed them are provided by the state and club members care for them until maturity when they are released.

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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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