Day in history for January 31, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Horace Greeley, who is to lecture in Davenport, arrived last night from Chicago. He spent the night at the Island City Hotel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Captain T.J. Robinson will leave for Washington, D.C. at an early date.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic served a dinner at the Memorial Hall yesterday which turned out to be a financial success.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The complete program for the annual YWCA meeting tomorrow was announced recently by Miss Lulu B. Cochrane, general secretary.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A Moline girl, who doesn't take home economics classes, doesn't know how to sew and has baked a cake only once, has been notified that she placed first in a homemaker test at Alleman High School. Nancy Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, 1210 11th St., Moline, said, ''I don't know how I could win first place, I don't believe it.''

1982 -- 25 years ago
You can't blame the Spring Hill Rabbi's of Erie Bowl if they want to make Dino Adamson, 20, of Erie, a permanent team member. Adamson bowled a 300 game, the first of his career, while subbing in the Tuesday night church league. Adamson's perfect game is only the second perfect game in the 21-year history of Erie Bowl.

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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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