Day in history for May 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The regular monthly meeting of the Young Men's Assn. will be held Thursday. Exercises will consist of essays, declamations and reviews.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Liverymen did a good business yesterday as many young men treated their best girl to a buggy ride.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A new newspaper, the Daily Republican, made its first appearance in Moline today. Sam Kennedy is manager of the paper.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Much favorable comment has attended the production of the Passion Play written and directed by the Rev. David A. Johnson, former pastor of Central Presbyterian Church of Rock Island. The Kearney, Neb., Chamber of Commerce has requested that it be shown July 12-16. Last summer was the first time the work had been presented and it was enthusiastically received at that time.

1958 -- 50 years ago
More than 250 former pupils and other friends of Edith Anderson attended the open house in her honor recently in Lincoln School, Moline. Miss Anderson will retire at the end of the school year after 46 years of teaching in Moline schools.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Coal Valley Village Board has hired William Wehner And Associates of Davenport to conduct a mosquito abatement program at a cost of $5,200.

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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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