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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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