Day in history for February 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
From 10,000 to 20,000 bushels of shelled corn is wanted at the Rock Island Distillery. John Warner will pay 36 cents per bushel.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Last night, a conductor of a westbound Rock Island Lines train discoverd four ties had been placed on the track a short distance from Davenport to wreck the freight. Train robbers were suspected.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. F.H. Kann was elected president of the Bethany Home Sewing Circle at the annual meeting this afternoon at the home of Mrs. J.W. Quinlan.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Colonel Herman W. Schull is expected to arrive in Rock Island next week to assume commmand of the Rock Island Arsenal.

1957 -- 50 years ago
East Moline councilmen last night adopted ordinances regulating size of price signs at gas stations, plumbing fees and curbing cut charges. The new gas sign ordinance would limit the exhibition of gas prices to the pumps and would set up fines of $10 to $200 for violation.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The second annual Quad-Cities Armwrestling Classic tournament will be held Saturday at Northpark Mall in Davenport. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with the first competition beginning at 1 p.m. There will be action in five men's and two women's weight divisions.

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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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