Day in history for February 4, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The following committee has been appointed to push efforts for a first-class hotel in Rock Island: Joseph Knox, Lemuel Andrews, William Bailey, James W. Brackett and P. Gregg.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It being Sunday, the Rev. Robert Schwartz preached on ``The Judgement'' at the Christian church.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The Argus carried an account of the robbery of the Cambridge First National Bank between 2 and 5 o'clock this morning. $10,000 was taken. The five robbers were captured by a posse.

1928 -- 75 years ago
A special committee of the city council has been appointed to consider a plan to establish quarters for former servicemen's organizations in the proposed new municipal hall.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A Milan woman who was kicked by a cow is being treated at St. Anthony's Hospital. Hospital officials reported that Mrs. Thelma Rennison, Rural Route 2, Milan, incurred a possible fracture of her left leg when kicked by the animal. She is reported in ``fairly good'' condition. Mrs. Rennison was admitted to the hospital at 6:15 o'clock this morning.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Moline police say about nine cars have been towed away in a crackdown on abandoned vehicles and they are eyeing another 97 complaints. Vehicles left on city property for more than 48 hours can legally be towed away at the owner's expense, usually about $15.

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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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