Day in history for September 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Western boys are preparing to raise a flagpole on the corner near the firehouse.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The city council voted not to increase the saloon license fee to $1,000. It remains at $500.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
McCabeAndrsquo;s Department Store in Rock Island will observe its 88th Anniversary for eight days, beginning tomorrow, it was announced today by Edward A. Tintera, general manager. Tintera stated that more than 75 percent of the merchandise in the store will be put on sale. Andldquo;This is one time of the year that McCabeAndrsquo;s goes all-out to give our customers special values in every department,Andrdquo; he said.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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