Day in history for December 15, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Young Men's Christian Assn. will hold its regular meeting in the lecture room of the Methodist Church.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A man employed at Wagner's Brewery was scalded by falling over a bucket of boiling water. His arm was burned.

1906 -- 100 years ago
C.F. Gaetjer, superintendent of Long View Park, entertained the park commission at his home in Rock Island. Present were William Jackson, F.C. Denkmann, Otto Huber, W.H. Dart, E.B. McKown and City Clerk H.C. Schaeffer.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Taking an early lead, Coe College of Cedar Rapids defeated Augustana 24-20 in the first basketball game of the season for both teams. The leading scorer, Don Caldwell, for Augustana had eight points.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Triplet daughters were born Thursday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morrissey of Erie at Hammond-Henry District Hospital, Geneseo. With the three new arrivals the Morrisseys have 14 children, ranging in age from 18 to 2. They have six boys and eight girls.

1981 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester moved to shore up its credit rating today by mortgaging its two Quad-City factories. Mortgages on the two properties, the Farmall Plant in Rock Island and the IH East Moline Plant, were filed this morning at the Rock Island County Recorder's Office.

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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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