Day in history for August 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A male principal, female assistant in a grammar department and a female principal in an intermediate department are wanted in the Rock Island Schools. Applicants for the same will be examined Tuesday, Sept. 7, at nine oAndrsquo;clock a.m. in the School House near the Methodist Church.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
J.D. Cady was leading G. Decker French, of Davenport, at the end of the first 18 holes of the 36-hole final for the Arsenal Golf club championship.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The 24-alley Town Andamp; Country Bowling Lanes, 37th Avenue and 11th Street, Rock Island, is rapidly nearing completion and the opening is scheduled for the weekend. Featuring automatic pin setting machines and under-the-alley ball returns, the Town Andamp; Country will be one of the largest bowling centers in the area.1983 -- 25 years 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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