Day in history for May 13, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The river is very high at this point now, probably from 13 to 15 feet above low water mark, and it is still rising.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Barlow, Wilson, Primrose and West's Minstrels will be the attraction at the Harper Theater next Monday night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
At the Illinois conference of the Augustana Synod held at Joliet, A.G. and I.M. Anderson of Rock Island, P. Westerlund of Orion, and P.A. Thurene of Swedona were chosen as lay delegates to the national conference at Denver in June.

1931 -- 75 years ago
L.A. Mahoney, superintendent of Moline schools, returned home from the University Hospital at Iowa City, where he had been taking X-ray treatments for a month. He injured his hip in a fall shortly before Christmas.

1956 -- 50 years ago
An East Moline motorist who tried to start a drag race on 4th Ave., Moline, last night picked on the wrong driver. He happened to be Police Officer Perry Gellerstedt and the motorist was booked for speeding.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's school board Tuesday rejected a $30,000 bid on the vacant Lincoln School by a 5-2 vote leaving board members hoping a higher price can be found for the 88 year old building at 6th Ave. and 21st St.

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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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