Day in history for May 23, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The Ladies of St. James' Catholic Church are pleased with the success of their recent fair. Profits amounted to $693.14.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Seventeen trains are arriving and departing from the Rock Island Lines depot in this city each day.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Saturday Afternoon People, Rock Island weekly newspaper, has expired with the last issue yesterday.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's Community Chest appeal to raise $25,000 to finance the functions of nine relief and social welfare agencies during the next six months will be launced this evening. Heading the drive will be Frank W. Black, Dr. Stuart W. Adler, Mel H. Hodge, George Schneider, R.C. Mitchell and Ben A. Horn.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A hand grenade was found in an alley in Moline last night but police said the detonator and explosive charge had been removed and the grenade was not dangerous. The grenade was found by children of Richard Nagel, 1926 13th St.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An electrical fault is believed the cause of a fire which did an estimated $300,000 damage to the Garden Plain Supersweet Feed Mill, four miles east of Albany in Garden Plain Township. Owner Howard VanZuiden said firefighters might have been able to save the Mill's office had they not run out of water.

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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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