Day in history for July 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The engine, ''Whartin,'' of the great Fremont Free Fizzle Railroad Co., ran off the track and landed on a lot of old store boxes and barrels, and then keeled over.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Argus announced that news from Washington was to the effect that President Garfield, who was wounded by an assassin, continued to improve.

1906 -- 100 years ago
There are 42 children at Bethany Home.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Construction work on the rollergate dam and the Davenport intercepting sewer and sea wall may start on or about Sept. 1.

1956 -- 50 years ago
One of the Doolittle raiders, George Barr of East Moline, yesterday told Moline Rotary Club his experiences in the bombing of Japan and subsequent capture and torture by the Japanese. Barr, formerly an Air Corps captain, now is an engineering draftsman at the U.S. Corps of Engineers on Arsenal Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A Brinks security guard shot in the arm during a hold-up at a Davenport bank this morning is alive today because another bullet fired at him was deflected by a lighter he was carrying. Jerry L. Reimers, 37, of Rock Island, was delivering money in the basement of Brenton First National Bank, 1600 Brady St., about 9:30 a.m. when two men tried to rob him.

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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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