Day in history for July 27, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We have noticed the fact that at every public entertainment, given at Island City Hall, it is the custom for a number of urchins from six to fourteen years of age to congregate in front of the hall and disturb the audience by hallooing and whistling, which is a great annoyance.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Workmen today are filling in Eighteenth Street between First and Second Avenues. It is a needed improvement.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Formal dedication of the new pipe organ presented to the German Lutheran church, Twentieth Street and Fifth Avenue, by Fred Weyerhaeuser will take place tomorrow.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Encouraging activity in Rock Island was itemized in The Argus and was based on a survey by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. There are many indications of apparent industrial and business recovery. Construction work is increasing and buildings are being remodeled.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Installation of a swimming pool, water service from Port Byron, and improved sanitation facilities are projects scheduled to be undertaken in the camp development at Girl Scout Camp Shabonee.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A new shopping mall to be built in north Davenport will offer name-brand merchandise at a reduced cost and could put 300 Quad-Citians to work. The Centre will consist of about 35 stores.

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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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