Day in history for June 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Farnam House has recently been enlarged and almost entirely new-built. It is four stories high, 120 feet deep and contains over 150 sleeping apartments, including many convenient and well furnished suites.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Members of Buford's hose brigade held a picnic today at Offerman's Island. George Nold received a shotgun at the pigeon shoot.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Thomas Gowling died yesterday of injuries received in the San Francisco earthquake. He lived here 15 years and was in the employ of the Tri-City Railway Company.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The movement to establish a municipal airport for Moline to prevent loss of airline traffic for the community was revived last night at a meeting of commerce leaders in Moline City Hall.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A burglar who broke into First Congregational Church, 7th Ave. and 22nd St., Moline, some time last night got only a ''few pennies'' for his trouble but caused considerable damage to filing cabinets and desk drawers.

1981 -- 25 years ago
John Zachary DeLorean's car is for sale at Ron Buysse Dodge in Davenport. The car is a two-seater sports car, featuring ''gull-wing'' doors that open up, not out. The body is made entirely of plastics and stainless steel.

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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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