Day in history for January 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Prof. D. Garbriecht And Co. entertained a large and fashionable audience with their vocal and instrumental music last evening.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Robert Ankrum, Republican, was elected sheriff at Tuesday's election.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Long View Park improvements were discussed at a dinner given by William Jackson of the park commission at the Harper House last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School cagers captured a thrilling 16-14 victory last night over the best quintet East Moline High School has had in years.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The importance of making the 1956 Rock Island County Mothers' March on Polio a success was stressed in a letter received locally from Miss Helen Hayes, known as ''The First Lady of the Theater.'' The letter was received by Mrs. Dorothy McNeal, Rock Island, county chairperson of the Mothers' March, which will be held Thursday evening.

1981 -- 25 years ago
They watched them come and go, the politicians, the celebrities and the common folk, for nearly half a century. Now, after working for 47 years at Moline's LeClaire Hotel, Percy and Mildred Fillmer, both 72, are looking forward to getting to know one another better.

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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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