Day in history for August 23, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Buchanan Club will meet tonight at their headquarters in Charles Buford's block. It is hoped that all friends of Buchanan will make a point of attending the regular meetings.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Gilpin Moore is about to construct a $3,500 home on the avenue.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Old Settlers Assn. will meet at the Watch Tower next Thursday the occasion being the 41st annual reunion. Fernando Jones will deliver the principal address.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Burglars obtained a large quantity of foodstuffs from the refrigerator at Schuab's Restaurant, 1810 3rd Ave., Rock Island, last night, but in making a hurried departure left a 5-gallon container of ice cream standing on a gas range near the back door of the building.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The object of a seven-month search for a bust of P.L. Cable, missing from an alcove at Cable Hall, Augustana College, ended successfully today. Frank Neels, Route 1, Moline, noticed what he thought was the head of a man in the water as he fished in the Rock River near Black Hawk State Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
John Keane of Moline and Carter LeBeau of Davenport are back after completing a 58-day, 3,200-mile bicycle trip across the United States. They started in Newport, Ore., and ended in Washington, D.C.

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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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