Day in history for May 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
George Crantz, who keeps a grocery store in the first ward, was fined last Wednesday, $15 and costs, for selling liquor without a license. Persons who are practicing this game, would do well to desist. If they do not, they will be nabbed before they are aware of it.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Many Rock Island residents went to Davenport today to see the wild west show and Buffalo Bill. The streets were crowded yesterday to witness the annual parade of the Rock Island fire department.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Eighty-nine graduates of the different departments of Augustana College heard Dr. G. A. Andreen, president, deliver the baccalaureate sermon at the college yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The new store of the J.J. Newberry company, 1712 Second Ave., Rock Island, will be opened for business at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. The new building and fixtures represent an investment of approximately $35,000.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Consistency paid off for Franklin Andquot;WhiteyAndquot; Barnard as he captured the Quad-City Amateur Golf tournament title yesterday at Credit Island.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Visiting Nurse and Homemaker Association of Rock Island County is launching a campaign to raise $250,000 in 30 days to buy its present home at 1803 7th St., Moline.

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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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