Day in history for September 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
F.A.C. Foreman, well known to many Argus readers, has started a Whig newspaper at New Boston, calling the paper ``The Golden Era.'' We hope his paper will last longer than the party it backs.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Harry Robinson's quartet-quintet company will appear in Rock Island on the 12th.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Forepough-Sells circus drew large crowds here today.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Professor F.M. Fryxell and Robert Spahr of Augustana College succeeded in climbing the Grand Teton mountain in Wyoming, they being the first this year to scale the peak.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the new Gamble-Skogmo warehouse, located on Route 67, a mile north of Monmouth. Loss was estimated at $2,500,000. The building was owned by the Prudential Insurance Company.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent $475,000 in the last eight years preparing a Moline flood-protection plan whose soaring cost is leading some aldermen and business officials to question it's value. The plan calls for construction of a floodwall and related structures from 1st Street to 34th Street and from 48th Street to 55th Street. The Corps said the cost of building a floodwall in that middle stretch, from 34th Street to 48th Street, would be too high, and the benefits too few, to justify construction.

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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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