Day in history for February 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We learned that a large dry goods store will be opened in Webbers new block April 1. An entirely new stock of goods has been selected expressly for this market.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Fire last night destroyed many hams in the smokehouse at the rear of the Sass Butcher Shop.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Announcement was made today that the King's Daughters circles of Rock Island have leased quarters for a ladies' home and will open the institution early in April.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Decorations for the state convention of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and preparations for the district high school band contest were considered at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce conventions committee.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Damage estimated at $300 was done by vandals to an ashpalt basketball court at Arsenal Courts, Rock Island. A 20=foot ditch was dug in the court, according to Alan Duncan, executive director of the Housing Authority of the city of Rock Island.

1982 -- 25 years ago
About a dozen demonstrators burned tax forms and draft registration documents durning a prayer vigil at the Rock Island Arsenal as part of an Ash Wednesday protest against war and violence in El Salvador and in the United States' building of nuclear weapons.

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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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