Day in history for March 11, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The benefit for the Rock Island Sax Horn Band was not very well attended.

1883 -- 125 years ago
An attempt was made to blow open the safe at the Sears mill near Milan last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Kronoberg Military Band, the most celebrated musical organization in Sweden has been obtained for a program to be given at Augustana College March 25.

1933 -- 75 years ago
By crushing East Moline, 45-11, in the Moline Fieldhouse last night, Rock Island High School's basketball team stamped itself as a probable finalist tomorrow evening, along with Orion, in the district tournament.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The policy of arresting minors trying to enter Milan night clubs or taverns will 'continue indefinitely,' according to Marshal Wesley Greenwood. Following the arrest of 17 minors over the weekend on charges of frequenting a tavern, Greenwood said he intends to continue making arrests 'until they get disgusted and quit trying.'

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Rocky musicians in band, orchestra, and vocal solo and ensemble competition won 27 first places and 31 second places at the Illinois High School Association music contest held recently at Chillicothe. More than 1,500 entries competed in the daylong contest for students in Class 'A' schools.

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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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