Day in history for October 5, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The druggists of our city have concluded to close their stores earlier than they have been doing. The hour will be nine oAndrsquo;clock in the evening. This will be pleasant for those employed in the store.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island fire department defeated Moline and Davenport in a fire-fighting contest at the Rock Island Exposition today.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wahlheim of Geneseo are preparing to leave Tuesday for a vacation in the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Wahlheim was the winner of a recent nationwide sales promotion contest sponsored by Roof Manufacturing Co., Pontiac, Ill., and was awarded the trip. A former Geneseo businessman, he is a representative for the company.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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