Day in history for May 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Our city was thrown into a great state of excitement yesterday by some worthless scamps who were running their horses at railroad speed through our principal streets. They knocked down and ran over a boy, and were finally arrested by an infuriated populace who gave chase. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island baseball team defeated Cedar Rapids, 9-2, yesterday as the Islanders opened defense of their 1907 title. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Seventy Rock Island youngsters who have been participating in the Children's Theater classes at Hauberg Civic Center will perform at two Mothers Teas, set for May 20 and May 27 at Hauberg Civic Center. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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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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