Day in history for September 23, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
All who wish to take a trip to Galena, St. Paul, or any of the up-river towns, would do well to take passage with Capt. Gray on the steamer Kate Cassel.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Plow Co. plans to build a new plant at Oklahoma City to cost $50,000.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most sacred day of the Jewish year, begins at sundown tonight. The traditional Kol Nidre will be chanted at 5:45 in the Tri-City Jewish Center this afternoon, marking the beginning of the high holy day, which ends at sundown tomorrow.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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