Day in history for May 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We again call the attention of lovers of good ale to be the fact that Mr. Lewis, on Washington street, has a large stock of the best brand.

1883 -- 125 years ago
During the severe storm last night, lighting struck a large tree near school house No. 6 reducing the tree to kindling wood.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Weather will be prophesied by C.E. Foulhaber for two weeks, as J. M. Scherier, forcaster in charge of the local station at Davenport, has been called to Washington.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The announcement of the International Harvester company that plans have been formulated for the erection of a new manufacturing plant in East Moline adjacent to the company's large warehouses in that city is of importance.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Joline Henss, first winner of the Miss Moline Pageant, gave the 15 candidates for this year's title a few pointers on how to display poise in the 10th anniversary contest at Calvin Coolidge Junior High School auditorium.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The voices of 690 sixth graders from Moline schools surged under the direction of Kermit Wells, music coordinator, at the 13th annual Spring Festival at Wharton Field House. They performed a variety of music, ending with a patriotic finale in which the chorus formed a giant,lighted American flag.

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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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