Day in history for March 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
William A. Nourse has sold out his interest in the mercantile business to Jacob Shaw.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The first log raft of the season arrived yesterday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Fifteen students responded in the first call for the track team at the high school yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Arrangements were completed today for the opening of the second Quad-City Auto Show in Rock Island tomorrow. There will be 100 1932 models on display.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Gordon Greenley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Greenley, 1712 23rd Ave., Rock Island, has been chosen co-captain of the University of Colorado swimming team at Boulder, Colo. Rated the top performer this season, he is a senior in electrical engineering and will graduate in June. He is a 1953 graduate of Rock Island High School.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A new rules interpretation by the Illinois Community College Board will mean $300,000 more in tuition for Black Hawk College, Dr. Richard Puffer, BHC chancellor, said this morning. The ICCB endorsed the change Friday, said James Howard, ICCB deputy executive director. The change allows BHC to add $2.50 to the current $23 charge per credit hour and a $4 auxiliary fee for a total charge of $29.50 per credit hour.

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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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