Day in history for September 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The well known tavern stand on Front Street, Rock Island, the Pennsylvania House, is offered for sale. Apply to R. Graham in this city, or J.H. Early, corner of Front and Main Streets, opposite ferry landing, in Davenport.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island is considered one of the best show towns of its size in the west. A number of shows have appeared here lately, and yet Buffalo Bill and his company managed to attract a $735 audience last night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Engineers of the McKinley syndicate operators of a number of interurban lines in central Illinois arrived today to begin surveying a line from Rock Island to Peoria.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Protected by Henry County officers and state highway police, 30 Alpha miners passed through picket lines established near the Shuler mine early this morning and continued operations at the $5 basic wage scale which has been the cause of strikes in central and southern Illinois.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Burton E. Peek, director of Deere And Co., was awarded an honorary membership in the Farm Equipment Institute, in recognition of his long years of service to the industry.

1982 -- 25 years ago
William A. Hewitt breezed through a Senate confirmation hearing, well on his way to becoming the U.S. ambassador to Jamaica.

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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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