Day in history for February 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mrs. Macready will give a dramatic reading this evening at LeClaire Hall. As an actress this lady deserves high praise.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The alarm of fire was caused by the burning of tar on the Star block roof, directly opposite the Harper House.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Plans for the formation of a Citizens Party for the coming city elections were formulated at a meeting of citizens held at the office of H.H. Cleaveland.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Sylvester G. Barnes, 15 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Nickason, 2530 27th St., Rock Island, a ninth-grade pupil at Washington Junior High School, has disappeared from home. He left for school at the customary hour, taking his lunch as he always did, but he failed to show up at school.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Forty-five Hungarian refugees who came to Davenport Saturday are being interviewed for resettlement today in the Chamber of Commerce building. The outward calm of the faces is a contradiction for the stories they have to tell.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island school officials decided Tuesday to try to sell West Campus by turning it over to a local Realtor. The board turned the sale over to a Realtor because no one turned up to bid at an auction of the property Saturday.

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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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