Day in history for September 19, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
We hear the ladies complaining that the regular time for putting up ''sweetmeats'' has come, but that suitable fruit is wanting.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Those who commence cases in the circuit court will hereafter be obliged to pay the cost of filing and issuing papers in advance.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Albert Freeman's Grocery, 2302 5th Ave., Rock Island, was broken into Saturday and $1.61 in pennies was taken. At 5 o'clock neighbors in the vicinity saw a young man standing in front of it. Suddenly, he kicked out the window in the door and then ran behind a fence to see if anyone had heard the noise.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Erection of an aviation beacon atop the water tower in Reservoir Park is planned.

1954 -- 50 years ago
One of Rock Island's historic buildings, the old Rock Island Brewery, just south of the southeast corner of 30th Street and 7th Avenue, probably will pass from existence as a result of a spectacular blaze Saturday morning which caused damage estimated at close to $80,000.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Officials at Ridgewood Steak House, 583 42nd Ave., East Moline, told police eight boxes of steaks worth $990 and a $17 can of shortening were stolen sometime after they were delivered Monday. Police found a lock and door pried away from the refrigerator.

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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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