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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