Day in history for May 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Police officers are looking for a man who stole some $40 from another fellow in a saloon on the levee. He is a short man with black hair and no whiskers. 1883 -- 125 years ago: A catfish weighing 47 pounds was caught in the Rock River near Milan this morning. 1908 -- 100 years ago: One person was killed, several injured and property damage to the extent of $50,000 in a violent windstorm in Rock Island, Mercer and Henry Counties yesterday. 1933 -- 75 years ago: A relief model of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, built by Dr. F. M. Fryxell, head of the department of geology at Augustana College, and Rudolph Edmund, student at Augustana, has been installed in the Hall of Science in Chicago. It is one of seven models which will constitute the exhibit of the United States National Park Service at the Century of Progress Exposition. 1958 -- 50 years ago: Commercial traffic on the Mississippi River through April 30 increased 14 per cent over a similar period last year, according to the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers. 1983 -- 25 years ago:CPR classes at Roosevelt School, Moline, were interrupted when it was discovered that the Rescusi-Annie, a dummy used to teach CPR was vandalized sometime Wednesday or Thursday.

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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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