Day in history for October 29, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
A remarkable case has just been decided in Brooklyn City Court, to the effect that a single woman can recover damages from a married man for breach of marriage promise. Married men who desert their wives for more attractive faces would do well to remember this case. 1883 -- 125 years ago: J.S. Gillmore is erecting a substantial brick packing house to replace the frame building which was destroyed by fire last spring. 1908 -- 100 years ago: Burglars broke into a bakery in Moline and obtained $380 in cash. 1933 -- 75 years ago: Snow flurries and freezing temperatures last night carried the first warning of winterAndrsquo;s impending arrival in the Quad-Cities. 1958 -- 50 years ago: More than 90 days have elapsed since Moline has had a fatal traffic accident and that means there will be one day of free parking, the date yet to be decided. The last traffic fatality occurred on July 16. Traffic Sgt. Arthur Gustus reminded Moline aldermen last night that on March 4 they approved a motion that for every 90 days free of traffic fatalities there would be one day of free parking on city streets and in parking lots. Aldermen last night reaffirmed their action of last March and left details of the plan to be arranged by Gustus and Police Chief Mauritz Nelson in cooperation with merchants. 1983 -- 25 years ago: Fourth-graders Aime Harker, Dan McConaghy and Aimee Moore, all 9, from Garfield School, sold goodies Friday to raise funds to aid in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

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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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