Day in history for October 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The last of the series of joint debates between Sen. Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln took place in Alton last week. From 5,000 to 10,000 persons were in attendance.1883 -- 125 years ago: Principals of the public schools in Rock Island, Moline and Davenport organized an association at a meeting in Davenport last night.1908 -- 100 years ago: Dr. J. R. Hollowbush of Rock Island today was elected president of the National Association of Railway Surgeons.1933 -- 75 years ago: The board of directors of the Moline City Hospital today announced receipt of the resignation of Miss Ursula D. Payne, superintendent of the hospital for nearly 13 years. No successor has been selected.1958 -- 50 years ago: The new 250,000 gallon water reservoir which will supply Silvis residents with water will be located on S. 10th Street, according to action taken at last nightAndrsquo;s city council meeting. The motion carried by a 4-2 motion. The opposing alderman expressed opinions the new reservoir should be located at the present water tower site, as recommended by engineers, and that the old stand pipe be removed.1983 -- 25 years ago: Niabi Zoo attendance increased by about 140,000 people this year to 458,650, a new record for the county-owned zoo.

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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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