Day in history for September 15, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Atkinson And Reynolds are now prepared to take contracts for building for the coming Spring and Summer. We have on hand, or will make, from 5 to 10 million bricks and lay them up in a wall in the best manner, or sell them to purchasers.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Tomorrow, the play 'A Square Man' will be at Harper's Theatre by the Benjamin Moginley combination. The play has never been shown in this city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The board of supervisors took another step toward county economy when they voted that the clerk not pay the bounty on groundhogs, crows and crows' eggs.

1932 -- 75 years ago
An Angus steer owned by Robert Moody of Coe Township brought top price among baby beefs sold in Chicago yesterday. It went for $10.75 per hundred. The steer was reserve champion at the Rock Island County 4-H Club show Saturday in Moline.

1957 -- 50 years ago
About 300 Geifman Food Stores employees were guests of the company in its new store at 2351 11th St., Rock Island, at an open house from 9 to 11 today.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Grace Kelly, the elegant and mannered model whose storybook life took her from the finishing schools of Philadelphia to the sound stages of Hollywood to the royal palace of Monaco, died yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage.

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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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