Day in history for July 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Harper's Weekly has been received by Mr. Levett at his book store. It is one of the most interesting numbers ever issued.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The city council has instructed the Milan Street Car Co. to raise the level of its tracts to that of 7th Avenue.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Booster Club expedition to Muscatine yesterday was a great success. About 150 persons took the river excursion.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Concerted action by the Quad-Cities to obtain more work for the Rock Island Arsenal will be asked by the Rock Island City Council under a resolution introduced by Ald. George L. Schmid. Quad-Cities municipal officials and civic leaders will be called to a conference to make increased activity for the Arsenal Andquot;an issue now and in the future.Andquot;

1958 -- 50 years ago
A crowd estimated to exceed 7,000 persons viewed the 34th annual Lantern Parade in Rock Island Public Schools Stadium last night. Children from Lincoln Park earned the $10 presented to the playground with the best display. The money is scheduled to be used in setting up a party for all the youngsters on the playground.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The old Paradise Theater in downtown Moline should be torn down by the end of the week.The city council voted to buy the theater and convert it into green space.

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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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