Day in history for November 27, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The St. Charles Restaurant has been remodeled and now has a good bowling alley, billiard table, bar and new room in which to serve up fresh oysters.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.S. McCord preached at the First Methodist Church this morning on ''He Loved Them to the End.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H. Cullen gave a review of Forrest's ''Authority of Christ'' at the meeting of the ministerial association this afternoon.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island district U.S. engineers are giving consideration to a new route on the projected straightening of the channel of Mill Creek from a point west of Milan to the Mississippi River.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The Davenport Park Board today agreed to allow a Chicago White Sox farm team the use of Municipal Stadium rent free, thereby assuring the city of an entry in the Three-I League if the loop continues operation next summer.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's biggest liquor store is negotiating to buy Crown Liquor Store in Moline, and if that deal doesn't work out may lease space in a new building at South Park Mall. Lee's Bar and Liquor Store at 3722 14th Ave. made the moves in response to Rock Island's consideration of a 2 percent tax on liquor and beverages, said Lee's owner Robert G. Mohr.

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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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