Robert White Birthday


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Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2014, 9:59 am
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Born four score and one year ago, Robert B. White, 2949 44th St., Rock Island, is celebrating a birthday!
Bob is a Sherrard High School graduate and a veteran of the Korean War. While at Sherrard High School he met his life-long love and verbal sparring partner, Joanne, which through their union produced two sons.
Over the years, Bob's interests have included sports, horses, music, sports, dancing, cards, Iowa Hawkeye sports, traveling and sports. He is a very loving grandfather and was particularly supportive during the grandkids' involvement in spo ... uh, school activities. His participation during the golden years of men's softball (when men were men and women sat on bleachers) created many life-long friendships, which he enjoys to this day.
Bob had a successful career as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical wholesaler, but after retirement found a creative outlet as the stunt double for Ernest Borgnine.
Happy birthday Dad, may you have many more!












 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

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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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