Day in history for October 18, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The combined forces of former Whigs, anti-slavery voters, Free-Soilers and disappointed office seekers have won the elections in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Today The Argus enters its 29th year. During its long life, The Argus has seen the birth and death of many rivals but has held its ground and remains free and independent.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Augustana College football team defeated Hanson Military Academy, 45 to 0.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island and Galesburg high school football teams played to a scoreless tie.

1954 -- 50 years ago
George T. Yokas was elected and installed as first president of the newly formed East Moline Kiwanis Club at an organizational dinner at the East Moline First Presbyterian Church. Other officers elected and installed were Robert T. Tolmie, vice president; Robert C. Bihlmeier, secretary-treasurer; and Edward Almquist, Edward Hill, Ernest Kivisto, Harold D. Norlin, Durward J. Long, Ben Ryan Jr. and Alfred Swanson, board of directors.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A jewelry salesman told police $15,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from his car Wednesday at SouthPark Mall, Moline. The car was stolen from the mall parking lot between 1:45 and 2:15 p.m. and found later in another part of the parking lot.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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