Day in history for October 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Page And West have recently expended large sums of money in fitting up two of the most elegant saloons in the city, one at the Island City Hotel, and one at the Farnam House.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The farm of E.W. Adams on Campbell's Island was flooded. Farmers above and below the city are suffering flood losses.

1906 -- 100 years ago
West's Minstrels will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater on Oct. 20.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Orders for rubber footwear have been received in such large numbers lately that the daily output at the Servus Rubber Company, Rock Island, has been stepped up to 8,000 pairs.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Five-year-old Lynn McDonald started walking when she was one. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. William McDonald, 555 39th Ave., Moline, is one of the ''old pros'' among the children who trudge along with their parents on hikes conducted by the Black Hawk Hiking Club.

1981 -- 25 years ago
When Bernie Murphy, Moline, and Barb Van Vooren, Davenport, discovered that the Isabel Bloom shop located in East Davenport was available for purchasing, they jumped at the opportunity. Both women felt the same way about Bloom's charming sculptures, they wanted to keep the beautiful artwork alive in the community for generations to come.

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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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