Day in history for April 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Since the victory of the anti-license party, we have seen more drunken men about the streets than ever before. What does it mean?

1883 -- 125 years ago
Instead of leaning toward the river, 18th St. slopes toward 2nd Ave. and as a consequence is partly flooded today.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Tomorrow is the last day of service for the May term of the circuit court and many new cases are being filed this week.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Louis Andick was re-elected president of the Rock Island Hebrew Cemetery Assn. at the annual meeting of the association last night. Ben Kenter was re-elected vice president.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island branch of the National Biscuit Co. went into operation today as office and warehouse facilities were moved from Davenport to 104 10th St., Rock Island. The firm took over the facilities formerly occupied by the H.J. Heinz Co. The branch operation serves the area in a 75-mile radius of the Quad-Cities and employes approximately 35 persons.

1983 -- 25 years ago
James R. 'Bob' Currieo, national commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, plans to pay Geneseo VFW Post 5083 a brief visit April 30. The visit will be the first by a national VFW commander in the post's history, which spans nearly 40 years, local VFW officials say.

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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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