Day in history for February 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
An attempt was made Wednesday to enter the St. Charles saloon for the purpose, no doubt, of committing a burglary. Many complaints have been made of the inefficiency of our night police.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Harrisons gave one of their funniest performances yesterday at Harper's Theater.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Two switch engines were sent to the round house for repairs after a collision at 8 this morning at the foot of 17th Street.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A large number of parents of Rock Island High School students attended the annual spring open house program at the school last night and witnessed a program by the girls glee club under the direction of W.G. Rozenboom.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Seventeen-year-old Larry Bennett of Rock Island will make his concert debut when he will be violin soloist with the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. He will perform the Mendelssohn Violin concerto in E Minor. The Rock Island youth is one of the youngest members of the Tri-City Symphony and is a member of the second violin section for his second year.

1983 -- 25 years ago
An agreement with an international marketing communications firm will allow Warren Anderson Advertising, Davenport, to become the first Quad-Cities advertising agency to offer worldwide services.

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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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