Day in history for October 29, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Stoddard, the man who murdered his wife last summer, broke jail Saturday night and is still at large. We are told that the prisoner was put in a cell without being in irons and that he had never been visited by the sheriff since he was committed.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Justice Hayden has gone to Swan Lake with John Warner's hunting party and will be absent about a week.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Republicans held a well-attended rally last night. There was a parade of marching clubs. The main speaker was Lafayette Young, editor of the Des Moines Capital.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will conduct a campaign to get the Fans Association out of debt and to save professional baseball for the city in 1930.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The Council of Associated Dads Clubs launched an appeal for public support of an all-purpose, all-weather community recreation center in Moline. At the same time, the council disclosed that it has appropriated $500 to promote study of preliminary phases of the undertaking.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The 4-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Hixson of Moline was one of 150 lucky babies awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Rochester, N.Y., Institute of Technology (RIT) as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, Oct. 19-21.

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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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