Day in history for October 4, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The popular steamer Ben Campbell, under the command of that obliging Captain Dodge, will leave for the wharf at 6 this evening for Keokuk, St Louis and points in between.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
Miss Ruth Hemenway was elected queen of the Rock Island exposition in the voting contest, which closed today.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
About 100 entries are expected in the fourth annual outdoor art show to be held by the Rock Island Guild at the Longview Park shelter between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday. Participation in the show is open to all Quad-Cities area artists.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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