Day in history for October 1, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Dr. Lewis will begin a course of lectures at Island City Hall Friday on the subject of health. Lectures will be illustrated.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. R.B. Williams has been named head of the newly formed Rock Island Ministerial Alliance.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
The Vi-Counts, Rock Island quartet which won first place in the Illinois division of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Inc., last weekend, was honored last night at a party in Hauberg Civic Center. The welcome-home affair was sponsored by the Rock Island and Davenport chapters of the SPEBSQSA. The Vi-Counts are composed of Robert L. Maurus, Rock Island; Max Lauser, Wilton Junction, Iowa; Jack L. Moore, Moline, and Robert K. Livesay, East Moline.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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