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Davenport, Iowa, USA

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Alexander Victor from Davenport, Iowa, invented the first electric washing machine for the White Lily Company. He then went on to invent an amateur Motion Picture Camera and Projector and start the Victor Animatograph Corporation in Davenport. This company manufactured the first 16mm motion picture projector, and became a leader in the field of motion picture technology.

Walt Disney applied for his first job at the Victor Animatograph Corp. in Davenport. They didn't hire him.

In 1885, Dr. William West Grant of Davenport, Iowa, performed what is believed to be the first successful appendectomy in the U.S.

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  • 1854 - Davenport
    Davenport, a flourishing city, capital of Scott county, Iowa, is finely situated on the Mississippi river, at the foot of the upper rapids, opposite...Read MORE...


  • News 1863 - June 29 - Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa

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    June 29, 1863

  • 1871 - July 25 - Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa

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  • Davenport, Iowa, USA
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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  • News 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Coldest Of The Winter.
    Davenport, Ia., Feb. 9. - Last night was the coldest of the winter, a fitting climax to three weeks of as cold weather as...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Davenport
    Davenport, a flourishing city of Iowa, and the capital of Scott co., is pleasantly situated on the N. bank of the Mississippi River, at the foot of...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - EXPLOSION IN A SIRUP REFINERY. Causes a Fire and Loss of Life.
    Davenport, Iowa - August 19 - An explosion of dust knocked out two walls of the elevator of the Davenport Sirup Refinery to day.

    John RAPP and...Read MORE...


  • Davenport, Iowa, USA
    So-N-Mor
    The Dress-Shield Retainers
    A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
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  • News 1907 - DIES UNDER CAR WHEELS.
    DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 21. - P. J. Kiley, of Boston, Mass., was run over by a train here today and killed. With his wife, he was returning to Boston...Read MORE...


  • Davenport, Iowa, USA
    Natatorium
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  • 1916
    Davenport, a city of Iowa, the capital of Scott co., is pleasantly situated on the NW. bank of the Mississippi River, at the foot of the upper...Read MORE...


  • 1922 - February 18 - WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions

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  • News 1923 - 9 HURT WHEN ROLLER COASTER CARS CRASH AT DAVENPORT PARK.
    Davenport, Ia., June 18. - One person was seriously injured and eight others received minor injuries in a roller coaster accident at Forrest Park, a...Read MORE...


  • Davenport, Iowa, USA
    Second Street, Looking West
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  • 1949 - October 31 - WOC TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

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  • 1950 - January 7 - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)

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Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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So-N-Mor
The Dress-Shield Retainers
A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
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  • 1854 - Davenport
    Davenport, a flourishing city, capital of Scott county, Iowa, is finely situated on the Mississippi river, at the foot of the upper rapids, opposite... Read MORE...

  • News  1863 - June 29 - Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa

    historyorb.com
    June 29, 1863
  • 1871 - July 25 - Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Davenport
    Davenport, a flourishing city of Iowa, and the capital of Scott co., is pleasantly situated on the N. bank of the Mississippi River, at the foot of... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Coldest Of The Winter.
    Davenport, Ia., Feb. 9. - Last night was the coldest of the winter, a fitting climax to three weeks of as cold weather as... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - EXPLOSION IN A SIRUP REFINERY. Causes a Fire and Loss of Life.
    Davenport, Iowa - August 19 - An explosion of dust knocked out two walls of the elevator of the Davenport Sirup Refinery to day.

    John RAPP and... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - DIES UNDER CAR WHEELS.
    DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 21. - P. J. Kiley, of Boston, Mass., was run over by a train here today and killed. With his wife, he was returning to Boston... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Davenport, a city of Iowa, the capital of Scott co., is pleasantly situated on the NW. bank of the Mississippi River, at the foot of the upper... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - February 18 - WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • News  1923 - 9 HURT WHEN ROLLER COASTER CARS CRASH AT DAVENPORT PARK.
    Davenport, Ia., June 18. - One person was seriously injured and eight others received minor injuries in a roller coaster accident at Forrest Park, a... Read MORE...

  • 1949 - October 31 - WOC TV channel 6 in Davenport, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast

    historyorb.com
  • 1950 - January 7 - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)

    historyorb.com

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