Day in history for November 29, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
There will be a meeting of the Buchanan Club at their headquarters in the Charles Buford block tonight. Every Democrat is asked to attend.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The police report a total of 48 arrests during November.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Manager R.H. Taylor of the Illinois Theater entertained employees at dinner in the Rock Island House today.

1931 -- 75 years ago
About 10,000 persons from the Quad-City and suburban area visited the new Rock Island County Tuberculosis Sanatorium today during its opening.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A Moline police department squad car radio receiver became inoperative yesterday after a jam session with a swarm of bees. Squad one officers returned the radio-equipped automobile to the police department yesterday afternoon and claimed that radio reception was nil. William Kribble, city electronics technician, opened the malfunctioning transmitter and was greeted by a swarm of buzzing bees.

1981 -- 25 years ago
You can't see what will be the future form yet of the $13 million levee going up in Milan, but the bulldozers have made it clear where the first phase of the project will be. Work on the first 3.3 miles of the Milan levee is centered along the Rock River near Interstate 280, Case Creek and Mill Creek.

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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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