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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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