Day in history for April 30, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Capt. Littler, with his company of soldiers destined for the Mormon country, is emcamped on the bluff in back of Davenport.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Wolf scalps are coming in quite plentifully this spring. Phillip Kane of Hampton added four to the county clerk's collection this morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Baseball Club, champion of the Three-I League, begins the defense of its title tomorrow afternoon in Cedar Rapids.

1958 -- 50 years ago
About 50 residents from Silvis Heights 1st and 2nd Additions last night expressed strong opposition to the City of Silvis extending water mains to the areas at an estimated cost of $51,7811983 -- 25 years ago: Nineteen bellringers wielding five octaves of English handbells will present a concert of sacred and secular music at 7 p.m. Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church,. 1724 15th St. Moline. The public is invited.

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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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