Day in history for December 31, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Argus goes to considerable expense to get its telegraphic dispatches. If any important news arrives, it will be immediately issued in an extra.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Gentlemen may call and leave cards at the following places where open house will be held New Year's Day by the ladies: At the homes of Mesdames James M. Buford, General Hoffman, Judge Pleasants, Dr. Galt, T.J. Buford, Joseph W. Brackett, P.L. Mitchell, T.J. Robinson, Holmes Hakes, John Warner, E.S. Webber and B.J. Perrin.

1901 -- 100 years ago
New buildings completed or started in 1901 include the high school, Hotel Harms, Sacred Heart Church, and the public library.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A huge distillery on a farm west of Barstow was wrecked by sheriff's deputies, but they arrived too late to prevent the sale of 200 gallons of alcohol to bootleggers.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Stephen R. Bates, 20, Davenport, was fined $5 in Rock Island court for being a minor and frequenting a tavern. Police said he was arrested at the Buvette Night Club, Rock Island.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island councilmen have accepted a 200 acre tract of land deeded to the city by Dr. and Mrs. Ben Williamson, Rock Island. The tract is located south of the property where the Rock Island Sports Center is being constructed on 44th St., south of Black Hawk Road.

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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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