Day in history for December 29, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The sum of $100 has been offered for the apprehension of the incendiary who caused the late destructive fire in Moline.

1882 -- 125 years ago
George J. M. Colburn, a fireman on the C.R. I. And P. railroad, sprained his ankle seriously while getting down from his engine.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Buzzers club will entertain its friends at a dance this evening at the Harms hotel. A dinner will precede the dancing.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The construction of a new 81 foot silo type elevator to replace the wooden structure destroyed by fire last fall has been completed by the Taylor Ridge Elevator company. The new elevator is concrete and is a 4-section structure having a capacity of 10,000 bushels.

1957 -- 50 years ago
An order to prepare plans and specifications for use by contractors in submitting bids on the planned fire station for Colona Rd. is expected to be issued this week.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Craig Kolb's class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) paid off in only 23 days. Kolb, a volunteer firefighter with the Coyne Center Fire Department, saved eight month old Ryan Egan Tuesday night. Mrs. Egan said Ryan has been running a fever from a respiratory infection. Just before 11 p.m., he went into a seizure and convulsions from the high fever.

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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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