Day in history for August 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We notice that the Island City Saloon has again been opened by the proprietors of the house, and we are glad to notice that Harry has been retained as master of ceremonies.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Miss Nallie Burke, famous equestrienne, will give an exhibition of her ability in Rock Island Aug. 15.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island railway postal clerks claimed the state baseball championship yesterday afternoon when they defeated the Chicago team, 5 to 2.

1933 -- 75 years ago
A number of additional prizes have been obtained for winners in the Jimmy Allen model airplane races to be held Saturday afternoon at the Davenport Municipal Airport, according to the joint committee of the Rock Island, Davenport and Moline Junior Chambers of Commerce, sponsors.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Marion exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning, when Rock Island committed five errors, to defeat the host team, 10-6, for the Illinois Babe Ruth League championship last night at Douglas Park.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Five beige Illinois Department of Corrections buses lined up inside the East Moline Correctional Center compound Tuesday afternoon, waiting to unload 186 prisoners that would nearly double the institutionAndrsquo;s population. Transferred from prisons around the state, the convicts were being moved to the EMCC as part of the DOCAndrsquo;s Andldquo;crashAndrdquo; program to relieve overcrowding in other facilities.

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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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