Day in history for December 4, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Crary has just informed us that the cars will run between Rock Island and Davenport every hour for the accommodation of the public now that ferry boats are prevented by ice from making regular trips.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. S.S. Cryer, new pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, preached on ''All Things Are Yours.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
Head Consul A.R. Talbot of Modern Woodmen of America is being prominently mentioned in the press as a possible Republican candidate for the vice presidency in two years.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Randi Lerohl, a 60-year-old woman from Superior, Wis., a native of Norway, rowed a 20-foot flat boat into the Sylvan Boat Livery at the foot of 18th St., Moline. She has been on the water since Nov. 4 and is a non-swimmer.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Hall, 2505 13th St., Moline, age 89 and 84, took their first plane ride this morning as they left for Tampa, Fla. For the last 20 years, the couple made the trip by train.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Newton N. Sacks, director of safety and environment for Deere And Co., was recently elected Eminent Engineer in Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society. Sacks of Rock Island was chosen for the honorary membership by the group's University of Iowa chapter.

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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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