Day in history for June 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Thalberg, the great pianist, will be in Rock Island Saturday with his troupe and will give one of his concerts.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Several Rock Island men will attend the national exposition of railway appliances in Chicago next week.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Mississippi River is at the highest stage yet this year.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Bill Schmidt pitched his fourth straight victory of the season last night at Davenport Municipal Stadium, holding Davenport to four hits. Rock Island came up with 11 hits to down Davenport, 4-1.

1958 -- 50 years ago
More than 3,000 exhibitors are expected to enter the 18th annual Rose and Flower Show, which will be held Sunday afternoon in Moline's Scottish Rite Cathedral. The event is sponsored by the Tri-City Men's Rose and Garden Club. R. Victor Hanks, president of the club, estimates the total of individual blooms will reach 3,500.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Some painstaking craftsmanship and a lot of love went into restoring a 1928 Model A Ford Leatherback by the Arnold Solomon family of East Moline. The work was worth it, and so is the car, to the tune of $18,000. Solomon is the proprietor of a new East Moline business specializing in stocking parts for and restoring Model A Fords, 42nd Avenue Sales, 4200 10th St.

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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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