Day in history for September 12, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
We notice a new sign on Eagle Street: A. Renfro, Furniture Dealer. Last July, Mr. Renfro met with a severe loss by fire. He is now trying to get started again. We hope he may receive a share of public patronage.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Broken in health by the death of two of his children from diphtheria on the same day, O.J. Dimick will sell his fine home on Aiken Street and move to Chicago.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Andrew Kempe is the new professor in the business department of Augustana College.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The chamber of commerce has hired engineers to make detailed surveys of possible sites for a Rock Island airport.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Thieves started to dig up two meters in the 1300 block on 6th Avenue, Moline, but were frightened away before they could carry away the concrete-anchored standards. Police said the amount of money in the meters wouldn't warrant the trouble involved in digging them up.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Mrs. Athel Young, formerly of Rock Island, died Sept. 5 in Clearwater, Fla. She was married to Murat B. ''Chic'' Young, who died in 1973. He created ''Blondie,'' a comic strip with world fame which has been syndicated by King Features since 1923. Their son, Dean, has continued the comic strip since his father's death.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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