Day in history for May 24, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
All persons who feel that we should have a good brass band in this city are requested to meet in the Rock Island Music Store next Tuesday.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rain yesterday made it necessary to postpone the opening races of the spring meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Assn. at the fairgrounds.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A rainfall of more than two inches was recorded during the cloudburst early last evening. It was the heaviest storm of the season and the lightning did considerable damage.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County owners of property are charged this year with taxes totaling $3,652,794.38.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Police detectives today were investigating similar safe burglaries occurring last night at Geifman Food Stores at 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island, and at Kimberly Road and Brady St., Davenport. Officials said more than $950 was taken at the Rock Island store and $1,255 at the Davenport establishment.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Milan printing firm Desaulniers And Co. today received a new press that company officials say will open new markets for the 86-year-old firm. The press, a Mitsubishi L600, cost the firm about $3 million to purchase and install. Plant operations were halted this morning when the press arrived on seven trucks from Los Angeles.

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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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