Day in history for September 4, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The new Trinity Parish Episcopal Church in Davenport is the handsomest church edifice in this region of the west.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Buffalo Bill, famous Indian scout, appearted at the Harper Opera House last night in a new play written for him by Col. Ingraham.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Lee Pfau, who left here four years ago virtually penniless, has returned to Rock Island. He is now the owner of a third interest in an Arizona gold mine and is repaying those who befriended him. A man who had loaned him $2 received $80 in repayment.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- When the body of Adolph L. Johnson, 46, of Davenport, was taken from the Mississippi near Credit Island, an autopsy showed a fracture of his skull. J.D. Cantwell said Johnson had been murdered.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The Rev. Maurice Lesage, S.V.D., Gold Coast, West Africa, a native of Moline, is visiting in the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lesage, 847 21st Ave., Moline. Father Lesage has a most unusual hobby. He collects live snakes. He collects the reptiles for research purposes.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Aldermen Tuesday rejected a bid to demolish Moline's old civil defense building at 3910 River Drive after learning that Clement Sutton, 852 17th St., Moline, is interested in restoring the building.
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