Day in history for May 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Ladies, hoop yourselves. For further information, see the advertisement of Smith's Variety Store.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles met at the Armory this afternoon and went to the Arsenal to place their floral tribute at the tomb of General Rodman.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Almost 100 delegates to the annual state meeting of the German Catholic Society arrived in the city today. About 300 are expected for the opening services tomorrow.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Confidence that reductions in gas and electric rates will be ordered for Rock Island, Moline and East Moline by the Illinois Commerce Commission, has been increased by the announcement that negotiations in Davenport with the Peoples Light Co. have resulted in a proposal to the City Council of Davenport for a flat 13 percent reduction in electric light rates.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Bill Parsons, son of Dr. and Mrs. Parsons, and Stuart Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Nelson, were named valedictorian and salutatorian of the senior class at Moline High School.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Union workers at Davenport Packing Co., Milan, went on strike Saturday after a breakdown of contract negotiations. The 48 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 431, had been working under an extension of a contract.

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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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