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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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