Day in history for July 22, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Monday evening, the sober, intelligent, reliable Germans of Rock Island had one of the largest and most enthusiastic meetings of the campaign.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. A. Mosenfelder returned from Waukesha, Wis.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Sarah Reynolds of Drury died suddenly. She was in her 74th year and had lived in this county for 62 years.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Carl Ed, creator of the Harold Teen cartoon and a former member of The Argus editorial staff, is spending a few days vacationing with his mother, Mrs. Eva Ed, 2025 3rd St., Moline.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Visitors to the Quad-City Airport today won't find the shaggy, old black dog at his usual post in front of the airport inn. The 15-year-old mascot of the airport staff has an appointment with the vet. ''Rags,'' or ''Blackie'' as some of the staff call him, isn't sick, but after 15 years on the road it was felt he could use a good bath and a medical examination.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline now officially owns the Turner Farm. The Moline City Council was officially notified Tuesday that the 151 acres south of the Rock River passed to the city after the last payment to Moline National Bank on a $167,500, 6 percent loan the city took out to pay for the land.

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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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