Day in history for March 19, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Yesterday was a disagreeable day, windy, snowy and squally. The ice in the river seems determined to remain until ''the sunny side of spring.''

1882 -- 125 years ago
Next week Edwin Booth will present ''Hamlet'' at the Harper Opera House.

1907 -- 100 years ago
It will occasion some surprise that violations of the game law continue at this season, but they do.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Streets made slippery by snow and ice resulted in 17 automobile accidents and injuries to 6 persons in Rock Island yesterday.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Officials of the Eagle Food Center, 2125 11th St., Rock Island, today claimed the large cast iron eagle stolen from in front of the store and recovered later by Davenport police. How the 250-pound ''bird'' was transported from the Rock Island store to the Sears Roebuck parking lot in Davenport, where it was found, is not known.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline officials said today they want to know more about Rock Island Fire Chief Don Leslie's proposal to jointly build and operate a new fire station. Leslie told the Rock Island council the city soon may have to close its 68-year-old station at 7th Ave. and 31st St. and suggested the city save money by jointly building and operating with Moline a new station near the border of the two cities.

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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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