Day in history for September 15, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The city collector says the money must come in. The city wants it badly.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Enrollment in Rock Island public schools is down five students from last year.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Growing through a crack in a cement driveway, a sunflower Andldquo;treeAndrdquo; has reached the height of 10 feet. The volunteer plant, which boasts about 15 blossoms, is an unusual sight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hallas, 3007 35th Ave., Rock Island. Hallas said the plant started growing in a crack near the garage door, and is now two feet higher than the eaves of the garage.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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