Day in history for September 3, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
C.C. Webber and S.R. Tede have rebuilt their Union foundry and are doing business at a rate of about $50,000 a year. Their building was blown down in the recent tornado.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A fire, started by tramps, destroyed the old county poorhouse on the Milan road (9th Street) last night. The building was erected by Rinnah Wells, who came here in 1828 and lived as a neighbor with the Indians.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Three thousand men, it is expected, will march in the Labor Day parade to be held in Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Baseball Club will finish the season with a debt of $8,000 but expects to stay in the Mississippi Valley League next year.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The Geneseo Fire Department put into service a new 1,250-gallon water tank truck which will provide additional water supply for the department in extinguishing area fires.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A plan to build an Eagle Discount Supermarket on the site of the former Downing's Dairy won the first of three necessary OKs from Rock Island officials Tuesday night. Officials of Lucky Stores Inc., parent company of the chain, received approval from the city's planning commission to rezone two pieces of property next to the store site at 24th Street and 23rd Avenue, where the dairy burned down in December.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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