Day in history for August 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A new foundry has just been started in the upper part of town. It is intended to cast fancy patterns for gates, fences and other such purposes. A beautiful specimen of the work can be seen at the east corner of Harper and Steel's Hardware Store.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Clark H. Conelly left today for Missouri Valley, Iowa, to accept the position of cashier in the Marcellus Bank.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Union Electric Telephone Co. asked permission of the City Council to increase its rates.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will be represented by a delegation of about 25 at the national convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles next week in Toledo, Ohio.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A towboat with a sense of humor pulled into the Bettendorf Petroleum Terminal yesterday. The reason for the laughs elicited by the new red and white craft was its name, painted in big, black letters on the pilot house. It read, ''Lotta Bull.''

1981 -- 25 years ago
Now it's final, really final, Moline has 791 more people than the U.S. Census Bureau first thought. Spanish speaking residents, who canvassed the city's Hispanic neighborhoods in the west end under a special allocation from Community Development Block Grant funds, found the additional citizens.

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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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