Day in history for September 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Gun Club has organized a quartette for the purpose of driving dull care away. H.F. Thomas, George Lee, J.N. Fish and Fred Shaw are the musical ones. Music for sacred concerts and serenades furnished by applications to Capt. W.G. Morris, who fills the double position of leader and secretary.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The force of mail carriers in Rock Island will be increased to 12.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island architect, Clair F. Drury, was appointed professor of architecture at the University of Oklahoma.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Joseph Grudzinski, 2, Moline, was saved from possible death by a new type of operation called valvulotomy. The boy had a narrowing of the valve where the artery to the lungs leaves the heart. Surgeons at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, cut a stricture in the heart to permit a normal flow of blood to the lungs. He will be returned home shortly.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Most victims of broken bones carry friends signatures and good wishes on their plaster casts, but Vernon Smith of Colona is a limping Bicentennial emblem. Girlfriend Karen Heaton, East Moline, painted the stars and stripes after Smith broke his leg in Moto-Cross competition.

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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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