Day in history for October 26, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Caroline Richards announces her willingness to practice her profession amoung women and children in Rock Island. Her residence is opposite the First Presbyterian Church.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The great romantic melodrama, 'Jesse James, the Bandit King,' will be presented at Harper's Theater tomorrow night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
John Hauberg of Rock Island was elected vice president of the Illinois YMCA at the business meeting of the convention being held in Rock Island.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Benjamin Hartz, chairman of the Board of Directors of the McKesson-Hartz Drug Co. and president of the former Hartz and Bahnsen Wholesale Drug Co., died at his residence last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The Crippled Children's Foundation of Rock Island County will hold an open house at its treatment center, 3808 8th Ave., Rock Island, Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. The occasion is the dedication of the foundation's new occupational therapy department.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. chief executive Robert A. Hanson today was elected chairman of the board, replacing U.S. ambassador to Jamaica William A. Hewitt. Juanita M. Kreps, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, was elected a director. Thomas A. Gildehaus joined the top rank of Deere management as executive vice president.

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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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