Day in history for September 6, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Many of our friends say that there will be 10,000 people at the Democratic mass meeting tonight.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The public schools opened yesterday with an enrollment of 1,623 in the seven school buildings.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Today was the last day of service for the September term of circuit court. The docket for the term will contain 500 cases, the heaviest in years. About 125 of the cases are new.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Officials and welfare workers of Rock Island County left today for a tour of state institutions and a conference on juvenile delinquency conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Welfare.

1957 -- 50 years ago
With the opening of the new St. Pius X School today, $355,000 was added to Catholic school facilities in Rock Island. An 8 a.m. mass at the temporary St. Pius X Church on the seven-acre plot at 31st Avenue and 24th Street marked the opening of the school for 440 students.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A rainy weekend failed to ruin the 41st annual Indian Pow-Wow at Blackhawk State Park, Rock Island, which ran Saturday through Monday. More than 100 descendents of area Indian Tribes, such as the Sauk and Fox, camped together at the site of Chief Black Hawk's village to visit and raise money for young Indian students.

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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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