Day in history for October 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Two Rock Island men appeared before Magistrate Bean, charged with being drunk. The men were not fined when they gave their word not to get drunk again.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Plans for a businessmen's association are being formulated in this city to promote the industrial and commercial interests of Rock Island. The first meeting of the group will be Oct. 9.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.G. Oglevee, pastor of the Mediapolis, Iowa, Presbyterian Church has been called to the Broadway Presbyterian Church of this city as assistant pastor and will arrive in Rock Island to preach his first sermon Sunday

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island American Legion Post No. 200 considered plans last night for the establishment of a new club room. The post formerly had a club room in the south wing of the city hall.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island is the largest of 89 out of 151 Illinois cities with a population of 5,000 or more to report no traffic fatalities during the first six months of 1957.

1982 -- 25 years ago
At least four dead pigeons were found in downtown Moline, and city officials fear they may have died after eating poisoned apples. A doctor in Centrallia, said it is more likely the birds died at their roosting spots after eating grain treated with insecticide.

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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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