Day in history for May 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Harry M. Adams is now agent for some of the best reapers and mowers manufactured in this country, among which is the celebrated Manny machine. He can be found at his store at the corner of Illinois and Washington Streets.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Mayor Mott will appoint a superintendent of streets at the City Council meeting Monday. The appointment is an important one as the condition of Rock Island streets is deplorable.

1908 -- 100 years ago
William McConochie will leave May 8 for a trip through Europe. He will be gone four months.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Clarence E. Hodson, R.A Jacobson and L.B. Wilson were today named as judges of the High School Students' Travel Opportunity contest, which is being sponsored by The Argus and 57 cooperating business houses of Rock Island. Winners will receive trips to the Century of Progress exposition in Chicago.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Most Rev. William E. Cousins, Bishop of Peoria, dedicated the $150,000 convent of St. Joseph's Parish, Rock Island, in brief ceremonies late yesterday afternoon. Several hundred persons were present for the dedication of the building at 13th St. and 3rd Ave.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Coolidge Junior High School band won a first division rating in state competition in Princeton Saturday.

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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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