Day in history for September 2, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Sheriff Swander locked up a horse thief today. He was caught six miles from Davenport. The horse was stolen from Mr. Renshaw at Geneseo and he rode 200 miles looking for his horse before spotting it.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Mat Schlagel and son left today for Switzerland. They will be gone six months.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Sue Titterington left to do missionary work in Cuba.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The executive committee of the Illinois American Legion warned delegates not to engage in destructive horseplay at the forthcoming convention in Rock Island.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Thieves rifled two more newspaper street sales racks owned by the Moline Dispatch some time Wednesday night, according to a report made to police this morning. They took about $3 each from the small stands outside of Moline Elks Club and A And P Supermarket, and stole one of the racks.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Members of United Food and Commercial Workers District Local 431 went on strike early this morning at both the Davenport and Madison plants of Oscar Mayer And Co., after their contracts expired at midnight. It will be the first strike at the Davenport plant since 1947, when the plant was owned by Kohrs Packing Co. The union has been negotiating with Oscar Mayer since June for a new contract.
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