Day in history for September 24, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
William Frizzell was elected chairman and Robert W. Smith, secretary, by the Democrats of Rock Island precinct. Delegates to the county convention include James G. Bohner, Lemuel Andrews, George Mixter, William Shearer, George Biddison and P.A. Whitaker.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Argus carried a story about August Stuhr of Davenport, describing him as one of the most enthusiastic small animal fanciers in the state.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Miss Elizabeth Nott won the Arsenal Golf Club women's title, defeating Mrs. C.P. Skinner, 4 up 3.

1929 -- 75 years ago
John W. Minges was elected grand knight of Allouez council, Knights of Columbus.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A new program, calling for students to be in school and at work for alternate 16-week periods in order to help pay for the cost of their education, got under way this week at the Rock Island Arsenal and St. Ambrose College.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Dayton Eagle of Moline hooked a 54-pound king salmon at the Rivers Inlet off British Columbia recently. Eagle, a John Deere retiree, trailered to Blaine, Wash., and took his brother-in-law's 36-foot boat through the inland passage to the inlet. In addition to this fish taken on 20-pound test line, Eagle reported an abundance of oysters, clams and abalone.

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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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