Day in history for February 28, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We invite our readers to the perusal of Dr. Ayer's advertisements, which appear in the columns of this paper.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The carbon adjustor of the electric towers has asked for a raise in pay. Persons who have seen him scale the poles in all kinds of weather would hate to do the same work for less than the president's salary.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Prelimary steps have been taken to form a permanent organization of boat owners in Rock Island. H.W. Horse urged the construction of a public natatorium.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Henry C. Hinrichs resigned as superintendent of the street department and Clifford L. Hubbard was appointed city attorney to serve an unexpired term at last night's meeting of the Rock Island City Council.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Nine 12-minute meters are being enforced on a 24-hour basis near Rock Island's Federal Building, Traffic Lt. Carl Gravitt announced. Installation and enforcement of the meters is aimed at alleviating the parking problem for post office patrons and employes.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Black Hawk College officials are forming alumni associations at the Quad-Cities and Kewanee campuses to promote the school. 'We're trying to provide the same link among alumni at the community college level,' said Lynn Woller.

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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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