Day in history for October 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Messre, Lowrey, Thomas Andamp; Co., are now prepared to furnish coal in any quantity to all who may favor them with orders. Their coal is of the best quality.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock River association of the Congregational churches will meet at East Moline beginning tomorrow.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
James Schroeder, king, and Janice Scott, queen, reigned as royalty of the Milan Grade School carnival last night. Mayor Glenn Reid of Milan crowned the two sixth graders at the ceremonies last night. The event was sponsored by the PTA of the school. The all-school event was attended by teachers, students, parents and friends.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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