Day in history for August 13, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Why doesn't someone bring prairie chickens to market? They are selling for 40 cents each in Davenport.

1882 -- 125 years ago
An aesthetic thief has been down on 8th Avenue and has helped himself to a number of plants and flowers belonging to residents in the neighborhood.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Walter Freeman of Rock Island again lowered his time of swimming the Mississippi River at Rock Island, crossing in 15 minutes and seven seconds.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.D. Waterman of Davenport became women's champion of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club for the 12th time this morning when she defeated Miss Velma Driffil of Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A young ex-Marine from Moline may be on his way up to some degree of fame as a bullfighter. He is Rocky Moody, 22, who fought in the Korean War. Moody now is studying and fighting young bulls at Aguascalientes, sometimes called Mexico's 'bullfighter factory.'

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Twin Rivers Bass Association will hold its fourth annual Mississippi Valley Bass Clubs Tournament at Sunset Park in Rock Island Aug. 28. Area bass clubs are invited to send their best 10-man team to the competition. Proceeds go to the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults. Last year's event earned more than $12,000.

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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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