Day in history for April 11, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Be it ordained by the city council of the city of Rock Island: That no person shall keep at the same time in any house, shop, store, cellar, or in any boat or warehouse within the limits of this city, more than 30 pounds of gun powder.

1879 -- 125 years ago
William E. Sweeney writes that the Rock Island colonists of Trego County, Kan., are doing well.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Marshall Field, of Chicago, has arrived at New York from Hamburg.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Chicago Motor Club of Rock Island has organized 130 boys into a safety patrol.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The four-story Henry C. Kahl mansion at 1101 W. 9th St., Davenport, has been presented to the Catholic Diocese of Davenport and will be converted into a home for the aged. The home and surrounding acreage, covering between five and six acres, represents a gift to the diocese by Mrs. V.O. Figge, the former Elizabeth Kahl, and Mrs. Henry C. Wurzer, formerly Margaret Kahl, and the heirs of the Carmella Kahl Sheehan estate.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A man being held for armed robbery and kidnapping took a female Rock Island County jail employee hostage with a homemade knife inside the facility early today. The man, identified by police as Daniel Jacob Miller, 22, was negotiating demands via telephone with Sheriff Randy Heaton and two Rock Island doctors.

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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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