Day in history for November 5, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
There is about 10 times as much fever and ague this fall in Rock Island as was known to pervall in the past eight years.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A petition is being circulated and receiving numerous signatures against allowing cattle to run at large in the city. It will be presented to the city council at their next meeting.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new Rock Island directory containing 14,055 names, was issued today. This figure, when multiplied by the usual ratio of 2.25 gives the city a population of 31,624.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Invitations to visit the schools of Rock Island during National Education Week, Nov 7-11 have been sent to the parents of the city by the students and preparations are being made for a record turnout of visitors.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Action is contemplated to bring Memri Drive-in theater back to the village of Milan, following annexation of about six acres approved last night by the board of trustees.

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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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