Day in history for July 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
An auctioneer engaged in selling Webber's stock of dry goods could not get a bid on anything he put up. Determined to get at least one bid, he put up his own 50 cent piece for sale. The high bid was 40 cents.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Board of Education's tax levy for the expenses of the current year is the same as that for the past year, $25,000.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Several additions to the plant of the Rock Island Stove Co. have been completed. The enlarged building is needed because of the increase of production over the past few years.

1932 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island man was bound over to the Grand Jury by Police Magistrate John T. Bauer on a charge of larceny of an automobile. The man claimed he took the auto by mistake.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The sale of three former mansions, once homes of pioneer Rock Island families, was announced today. Involved are the former F.C.A. Denkmann, T.B. Davis and William H. Marshall properties on 26th St. between about 6th and 7th Aves.

1982 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline woman had a narrow brush with death Friday night after she apparently slashed her jugular vein during an accidental fall in her home. Authorities theorize she fell and caught her throat on a table corner or other sharp object.

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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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