Day in history for September 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Democrats of Rock Island should not fail to attend the meeting tonight at the courthouse to make arrangements to form a Democratic club.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Up to noon, 150 students had registered for courses at Augustana College.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Five finalists in the CBS Television Daytime Televisit Week contest, sponsored by WHBF-TV and The Argus, were announced today. They are: Mrs. Barbara Torrance Walzem, 1503 29 1/2 St., Rock Island. Mrs. Willard T. Jecks, 2206 46th St., Rock Island. Mrs. Jean Huber, 633 28th Ave., East Moline. Mrs. Erma H. Kiely, Milan. Mrs. Kathryn Leng, 509 N. Chestnut St., Aledo.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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