Day in history for November 29, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Davenport Bee, pretending to be neutral in politics, publishes vile and abusive articles in relation to the administration of Franklin Pierce.

1878 -- 125 years ago
McCabe's built a sort of passageway over the mud from gutter to street car tracks, but the street commissioner sent his men to shovel it away.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The seniors of Moline High School have decided to enter Arthur Danielson and Miss Frances Caverly in the Chicago University declamatory contest for Illinois high schools.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A federal air expert inspected tracts for a proposed Rock Island airport.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Donald Roegiers, 24, of 3334 7th St., Moline, a lineman employed by Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., incurred a compound leg fracture early Friday afternoon when he fell from a tree at 19th St. and 12th Ave. According to a report to police, Roegiers was cutting branches away from a power line when he fell. He was taken to Moline Lutheran Hospital in the fire department ambulance.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The largest bank in the Illinois Quad-Cities became the first to appoint a woman as a senior loan officer. Charles C. Wilson, president of First National Bank of Rock Island, announced the promotion of Barbara L. Trout to vice president, specializing in real estate loans. Mrs. Trout has worked for the bank 15 years.

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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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