Day in history for July 19, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Horseback mail between Rock Island and Keithsburg will be limited to one round-trip per week until receipts from the route increase sufficiently to permit more frequent service.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Some sawmill hands have gone back to work, accepting the 11-hour day. Companies said the average pay is $1.52 a day, not $1.25 as stated by the strikers.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Lucian Adams, wife of the former county judge, died. Born in Ohio, she came to Rock Island in 1869.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A Milan man, deported to Canada for illegal practice of medicine, has been barred permanently from entering the United States.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island is on the map as far as Life magazine is concerned. The July 19th issue of the magazine sets Rock Island as the western terminal for present and proposed toll roads. The map of the toll road system accompanies an article ''The Long, Long Road.''

1979 -- 25 years ago
June Haver, the Rock Island girl who made it big in the movies in the 1940's, and her well-known actor husband, Fred MacMurray, will be here for the pro-am portion of the Quad-Cities Open golf tournament. Memories of June's heyday in the movies were revived in 1977. In renovating the old Fort Theater, it was discovered that June's footprints are in front of the theater, set in a square of concrete bordered by blue and white mosaic tiles.

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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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