Day in history for February 21, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We met a friend the other day whose hair was standing up like bristles, dry and frosty. We recommended that he use Wood's Hair Restorative. He now has a fine, glossy crop, equal to the very best.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Alice and Louis Harrison, with their popular coterie, will present their famous comedy, 'Photos,' tomorrow night at Harper's Theater.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Freeport High School won the decision in the dual debate with Rock Island High School last night at Freeport.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Argus reported today that Sir Malcolm Campbell, famous British race car driver, yesterday cracked the world's automobile speed record by averaging 272.108 in two runs over a measured mile course.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Deere And Co, building plans for 1958, including expenditure of an estimated $3 million for new manufacturing, storage and power facilities on 3rd Avenue between John Deere Wagon Works No. 1 and Planter Works.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The 1955 LeFrance fire truck joined the Rock Island Fire Department about the same time Richard Miers did. But 28 years have gone by and fire engines improved. The old engine was one of five city trucks and graders sold at city hall. The truck went for $3,500 to the First National Bank of the Quad cities.

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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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