Day in history for July 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A Rock Island woman was taken to Jacksonville to be placed in an insane asylum. While on her way to Jacksonville she gave conclusive proof of her insanity. There is no affliction more to be regretted than insanity.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A telephone line soon will be connected between Rock Island and Maquoketa, Iowa.

1908 -- 100 years ago
B.D. Connelly made the presentation speech at the dedication exercises at Long View Park yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Work of rehabilitating the plant of the Rock Island Brewing Co. will be undertaken immediately with a view toward starting the manufacture of beer in a few weeks, Gustave Tegeler, general manager, announced today. Expenditure of about $203,000 are contemplated to put the brewery in operation.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The second meeting of the Barstow Teenagers was followed by a square dance Wednesday night in the Barstow District fire house. The McCalls of East Moline were instructors.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Arte Johnson, best known for his comedy work on the TV show Andquot;Laugh-In,Andquot; came to the Quad-Cities Monday afternoon, along with Lee Van Cleef, another well-known Hollywood actor, for a press conference prior to appearing at Pro-Am day at the Miller High Life Quad Cities Open at Oakwood Country Club Wednesday.

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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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