Day in history for January 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Argus claims more machine presses than any other office in the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Collections are brisk at the tax collector's office and Collector Reticker has enlarged his office hours.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. W.C. Bennett was elected president of the Bethany Protective Assn. at the annual meeting of the organization last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Charles W. Fry was reelected president of the Women's Auxiliary of Trinity Episcopal Church yesterday afternoon. Miss Margaret Klotz will be vice president.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Hanson, superintendent of Rock Island Public Schools, has been named to a three-year term as a member of the University of Illinois Citizens Committee. The committee is an advisory group, making recommendations relating to welfare of the institution and on matters of general public policy to the president and board of trustees.

1982 -- 25 years ago
U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, announced a $559,000 federal grant this morning to finance Convocom, a two-way video link between five Illinois colleges. Convocom, the West Central Illinois Educational Telecommunications Corp., is a consortium of Black Hawk College, Sangamon State University, Bradley University, Western Illinois University and Illinois College.

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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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