Day in history for May 16, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Loewenthal, Levi Dillenburg and J.M. Rosenfield, three of our substantial businessmen, will leave Monday for a summer's tour through Europe. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Dan Brennan was elected captain of the 1909 Rock Island High School basketball team last night. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
WHBF-TV's new 1,000-foot tower and antenna, located on Highway 150, about a mile-and-a-half south of Orion, has already become a landmark in the Quad-Cities area. The tower will go into operation Sunday morning. 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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