Day in history for September 4, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligation to Gen. Tuxbury who returned from Minnesota last Wednesday with a bountiful supply of speckled trout and was kind enough to give several to us.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The rock pile at the city armory has been replenished and the vagrant and tramp under arrest will find that exercise for the public good is not the most agreeable employment.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The 48th school year of Augustana College began yesterday. The school enrollment has increased greatly over that of last year.

1932 -- 75 years ago
One of the strongest precinct organizations that Democrats of Mercer County have known is being perfected to advance the candidacy of Rock Island Mayor Chester Thompson for election as congressman from the 14th District, it was announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island City Council last night adopted, on first reading, an ordinance annexing 46 acres of land which extends the city limits in the east section of the community to Rock River.

1982 -- 25 years ago
If fans attending the opening St. Ambrose football game with William Penn College think they are seeing double at Brady Street Stadium tonight, they probably are. Three sets of twins are in the starting lineups for the two schools.

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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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