Day in history for June 8, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Sheriff E.M. Beardsley asks us to say that those who have not yet paid their taxes are required to call at his office this morning and pay them.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A sedate, old dray horse caused a sensation yesterday when he became frightened and ran down 4th Avenue, scattering stoves, chairs, tables and other articles along the way.

1907 -- 100 years ago
There are at present 68 automobiles in Rock Island, according to the list prepared by the police department to aid them in enforcing the ordinance regulating their use.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Lawrence C. Murphy and William B. Schroder were nominated for commander of the Rock Island Post, American Legion, at a meeting last night.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Residents of Bowlesburg Grade School District No. 35 are making another try for annexation to East Moline Grade School District No. 37. E.S. Metcalf, Rock Island County superintendent of schools, said today he had received annexation petitions bearing the names of 936 Bowlesburg people.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For the 11th straight year the Rock Island County Fair will participate in the Illinois Association of County Fairs Talent Contest. The local contest will be July 23. The association started the contest in 1972 to provide an outlet for Illinois talent.

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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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