Day in history for October 3, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The new hack and omnibus company, Messrs. Lusk, Pence And Beardsley, is doing a fine business. The public never was so well supplied with omnibus accommodations as now.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Three attempts have been made lately to burglarize the Rev. J.R. McCord's house in Moline.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Jean Pope, the Moline boy who distinguished himself on the gridiron while playing as a halfback on the Culver Military Academy team, played left halfback for the University of Illinois in the Saturday game against the Northwestern team from Naperville.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Twenty new cases of smallpox developed in Rock Island during the weekend.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Women students at Augustana College awakened this morning to find several signs posted neatly against a tree that had been dragged in front of their building on 7th Avenue, near 35th Street. Such items as puppies, brooms, mops, beer and pretzels and consumers stamps were offered to students and persons traveling up and down 7th Avenue.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal officials are getting ready to muzzle the 'big bang'. A noisy weapons testing program whose ear-splitting echoes have bounced through the Quad-Cities for years will rely on new, quieter equipment by the end of next summer.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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