Day in history for August 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
John Warner, Fred Ridenbaugh, B.J. Cobb, P.W. Gallup, Capt. Phillips and others who have recently returned from a trip to Minnesota, sent us a fine string of speckled trout.

1882 -- 125 years ago
C.B. Knox, a guard on the government bridge, yesterday caught a 65-pound catfish and it was not considered a particularly good day for fishing, either.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island police made 88 arrests during the month of July. Magistrate J.E. Elliott collected $361.75 in fines.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Word was received in Rock Island today that Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley has approved the allotment of $186,000 for operation and care of the Hennepin Canal during the coming fiscal year. The allocation is approximately the same as last year.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island today honored David Junchen, the 11-year-old quiz whiz from Sherrard. David won on a tie and $32,000 on the TV show '$64,000 Challenge.' David also stopped at city hall, where Mayor Warren Yerger handed him a key to the city.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineersis is proposing that a hydroelectric plant be installed at Lock and Dam 14 near LeClaire, and says it could start cutting local utility bills in about five years.

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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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