Day in history for January 5, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
When his horse became frightened and unmanageable, railroad contractor John Warner jumped from his buggy, fracturing several small bones in his right ankle. It may be months before he will be able to attend to business on the site again.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Moline and Rock Island firemen fought a blaze for four hours yesterday at the Moline Paper Company and saved the nearby Deere and Company factories. It was the first fire since waterworks hydrants were installed in the factory street and their value was demonstrated.

1904 -- 100 years ago
After Jan. 1, 1904 women cannot wear birds on their hats, through an agreement between the millinery jobbers of the west and the Audubon Society.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Experimental television was ordered off regular radio broadcast bands and into the short-wave spectrum.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Thieves stole a new truck from Morrow Motor Company, 1727 3rd Ave., Moline, Sunday night, drove it about two blocks away and stripped it of two tires and wheels, valued at $300. Lug nuts on the other two wheels were loosened and police believe the thieves were frightened away before they could remove them.

1979 -- 25 years ago
State inspectors have told East Moline officials they must either heat the facility where they hold stray dogs or close it. City officials say the present facility, a metal shed at 10th Street and 14th Avenue, isn't really a dog pound, since strays are only held overnight before being picked up by the county. So, they say, it doesn't have to meet state standards.

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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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