Day in history for September 5, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
That magnificent great mirror at the Island City Hotel Barbers Saloon adds much to the elegant appearance of the room. Lewis and Abram Reyno, the proprietors, have fitted up the room in a very tasteful manner and employ the most accomplished workmen they can find.

1879 -- 125 years ago
If fires should break out now in Rock Island, a catastrophe could ensue, because most wells are without water, owing to the drought.

1904 -- 100 years ago
LaCrosse, Wis., city officials are here inspecting the Rock Island waterworks.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Victor M. Olander, secretary of the Illinois Federation of Labor, is in Rock Island to plan the state convention to be held here.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A further investigation was underway today by Whiteside County authorities after a member of the Wooded Acres nudist colony near Hillsdale was hit in the head by a .22-caliber slug Sunday night. Two boys, ages 13 and 15, residing near the camp, have admitted firing .22-caliber rifles in the vicinity but denied shooting directly at camp members who were playing volleyball.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Cold skiers at Milan's Mount Camden will have a place to warm up this winter. The Milan village board gave the go-ahead to plans by the Milan Jaycees to build a $10,000 all-purpose building in Camden Park.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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