Day in history for June 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Some misprints occurred in yesterday's edition of the paper. We called Mr. Boyce's free-trade resolutions a matter of ''fanatical statesmanship.Andquot; It should have been Andquot;practical statesmanship.Andquot;

1883 -- 125 years ago
The city prison will be remodeled and lined with sheet iron, making it fireproof.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Captain H.A. McDonald left Rock Island today to be present at the national Republican convention in Chicago.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Strike up the band. Our Islanders moved into first place in the Mississippi Valley League last night by trimming Keokuk, 4-1, while Davenport was taking it on the chin in Peoria.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The 183rd anniversary of the Army Corps of Engineers will be observed at brief ceremonies Monday morning at the Clock Tower headquarters of the Rock Island District.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The family of Frank and Karen Sibley of Rock Island is three members larger today. Triplets were born to the couple shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. The two infant girls, their brother and their mother are all doing well at Franciscan Hospital in Rock Island today. Mr. Sibley said the babies were the first triplets to be born at Franciscan. The father said the date of delivery, June 13, was the exact date predicted by the doctor months ago.

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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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