Day in history for March 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Harper And Steel have received a supply of Colt's new pocket revolvers, which is a decided improvement upon the old patent, not so clumsy, better finished and upon a smaller scale.

1882 -- 125 years ago
All available standing room at Harper's Theater was occupied when Edwin Booth, the great tragedian, appeared in the role of Hamlet.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Manager Jack Tighe of the Rock Island Three-Eye baseball team arrived today from his home in Scranton, Pa., to begin the work of shaping his team for the season.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Night air passenger service from Moline to the Atlantic Coast and the Southwest, the first in the history of the Quad-Cities, will be inaugurated by United Air Lines April 1.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A baby boy, discovered on the floor of St. Mary's Catholic Church vestibule, is fast becoming the sweetheart of the nursing staff of Moline Public Hospital. Hale, hearty and 7 pounds, the baby is spoiled already by attentive nurses who rock him to sleep on their off time.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Larry McCaw, of Silvis, received an Illinois Heart Association Life-Saving Award. Mr. McCaw used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a piece of food from the throat of a customer at Nino's, East Moline, the day before Thanksgiving last year.

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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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