Day in history for November 26, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A meeting was held at the banking house of Fish, Goodale and Lee to form a lecture association and to make arrangements for a course of lectures for the coming winter.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The number of pupils enrolled in the public schools of Rock Island is 1,877.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. C.E. Hoffsten, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, has been called to the pastorship of the English Lutheran Church at Galesburg. He has not decided whether or not he will accept.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Seven Rock Island boys will leave tomorrow for the older boys' conference in Decatur. They are Bernard Bonino, Arno Denecke, Parker Sandmeyer, Kenneth Remington, Laurel Jordan and Elbert Smick. Carl R. Roberts will head the group.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Richard Waxenberg, president of Eagle Food Centers, announced today that effective immediately the firm has acquired the four Geifman Food Markets presently operating in Davenport and Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline's animal control officials have received a gift of more than $80,000 from a friend they never knew. The estate of M. Elvira Peterson bequeathed $80,012.96 to the Moline Animal Shelter. Peterson, who lived at 2627 19th St., Moline, died June 10, 1980, at the Ridgecrest Retirement Village, Davenport.

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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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