Day in history for June 10, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The new Trinity Church edifice on Orleans Street will be consecrated next Friday by the Rt. Rev. Mr Whitehouse. Also, the Rev. Henry Stanley will be instituted as rector of the parish

1883 -- 125 years ago
A 16-inch water main burst in Rock Island yesterday, causing a great deal of inconvenience.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Modern Woodmen now totals over the million member mark. The record books now list 1,000,370 members.

1933 -- 75 years ago
One-act plays awarded first and second places in the annual Marshall Dramatic Contest will be presented at the Fort Theater under the auspices of the Junior Chamber of Commerce to raise funds for the yard and garden contest of the Jaycees.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Schermerhorn of 3159 23rd Ave., Moline, were named the king and queen of this district at a recent state convention of the State Farm Insurance Co. in Springfield. The Schermerhorns received their award for outstanding production.

1983 -- 25 years ago
President Reagan doesn't know it yet, but he's about to get a gift from a Moline firefighter. The beautifully hand-carved plaque depicts the seal the Moline man designed for the National Fire Academy at Emmitsburg, Md. Robert L. Lenger, 35, wants to thank the president for his support of the academy.

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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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