Day in history for September 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Harper has made a contract for nearly $2,000 worth of elegant French plate mirrors for the Harper House dining room, and has purchased about 150 stout, leather upholstered, spring seat, walnut frame chairs for the tables.

1901 -- 100 years ago
President Andreen, the new head of Augustana College, is a friend of athletics and the students of the institution are enthusiastic over the prospect of the ban being lifted from athletic contests with other colleges.

1926 -- 75 years ago
With installation of instruments necessary for the establishment of pilot balloon weather soundings at the airport, it is hoped that soundings can be taken within the next few days.

1951 -- 50 years ago
``Cook Up a Crime'' is not a cookbook but the latest novel written by Rock Island's ``whodunit'' author, Charlotte Murray Russell. A housewife, Mrs. Russell, has her 16th book published by Doubleday and Company released this month. The 192-page, easily-read Crime Club book continues the detective work of Miss Jane Amanda Edwards, popular character of her other books.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A new Yamaha organ will be dedicated at a service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grace United Methodist Church, 3X Ave. and 20th St., East Moline. The combined choirs of the Grace Church and the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church will sing, and Mrs. Donna Watson, Port Byron, will play the new $4,000 organ.

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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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