Day in history for October 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Opponents of slavery posted flaming anti-Nebraska bills about town yesterday, calling a meeting to hear R.S. Blackwell, the Whig candidate for Congress. He had a fair attendance when he spoke today at the courthouse.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Flour has advanced in price twice this month, going up 70 to 80 cents a barrel. The only apparent reason is that the local millers have combined forces.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Fred Brennan, a lad residing on 13th St., fell from a horizontal bar today while he was practicing gymnastics. His left elbow was fractured.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A stock market panic, during which shares fell $10 to $40, appears to be checked. An extra detail of police was assigned to the street to handle crowds attracted by the roar from within the exchange.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A heavy fog which settled in around Chicago early this morning scrambled scheduled incoming and outgoing flights at the Quad-City Airport and furnished extra business for the airport ground crew with a number of unscheduled stops by Chicago-bound aircraft.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The overall crime rate in East Moline was 11 percent higher in 1978 than in 1977, according to the Illinois Uniform Crime report issued today. It was up by 11 percent in Moline, too, but dropped by 8 percent in Rock Island.

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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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