Day in history for October 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There ia very little water on the upper rapids. Several boats have run aground on them in the past few days.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Uncle Tom's Cabin company paraded the streets of Rock Island yesterday as an advertisement for their show tonight. They attracted a good deal of attention with the pet pony and the three bloodhounds.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Twin-City Clearing House Assn. was formed yesterday at a meeting of bankers from Rock Island and Moline. Phil Mitchell of the Rock Island State Bank was elected first president.

1932 -- 75 years ago
About 5,000 students in Rock Island public and parochial schools have signed pledges not to damage or remove property on Halloween and all who keep their promise will be entertained at a free show Nov.5 at the Fox Theater as guests of the Rock Island merchants.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An eight month remodeling and store improvement project, carried out at an estimated cost of $130,000, will be commemorated by a grand reopening event at Rock Island's Montgomery Ward store.

1982 -- 25 years ago
A depression-style tent village was set up in Davenport's LeClaire Park called 'Reagan Ranch'. It's message was 'Trickledown theory is not treat' in opposition to the Reagan administration's 'Reaganomics' policies.

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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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