Day in history for December 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The best dish of stewed oysters was served at the Arcade Restaurant. The restaurant is run by Quinlan and Bowen.

1882 -- 125 years ago
About 3 this afternoon Louis Inglehart appeared in the county clerk's office with a wolf hide for which he will some day receive $5 from the county.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. S.B. Hall returned this morning from Denver, Colo., where he attended a meeting of surgeons of the Rock Island Lines.

1932 -- 75 years ago
More than a month of tedious practice will come to an end tomorrow night for Coach Major A.V. Swedberg's Augustana College cagers at the Viking gymnasium where they will oppose a quintet composed of former Augie court stars.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of John Deere CA, the foreign subsidiary of Deere And Co., have notified the Argentine government the company is ready to go ahead with its plans to manufacture tractors and farm implements in that country.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch launched the Good Fellow Fund with a 1912 editorial saying, 'These folks who are showing the spirit of the season could not well find a better way in which to do it.' The program is now in its 70th year and, aside from the increasing amounts of money donated, nothing has changed.

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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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