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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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