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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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