Day in history for November 30, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
General Tuxbury, owner of the Island City Hotel, and one of his friends from Pittsburgh drove to the Green River prairie and brought back from their hunt two fine deer. The deer was served for dinner at the hotel Sunday.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Again we are compelled to record another death by the premature discharge of a hunter's shotgun. Walter Hubbard, 16, was killed instantly when his gun fired as he was jumping out of the way of a handcar on the railway tracks.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Two miles of city water pipes have been laid so far in 1904, Waterworks Supt. P.T. Bancroft said.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Eleven Tri-City deaths are attributed to a cold wave. For three days the temperature has been 25 degrees below normal.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A $12,000 tractor being used by contractors at Moline Public Hospital was extensively damaged by vandals Monday night. All the gauges on the big tractor were broken, the fuel tank cap stolen and the tank stuffed with mud.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline firefighters found themselves confronted by a smoldering heap of garbage today after a Dawkins P And R trash truck picked up ashes, which later ignited. The truck spun into the alley adjoining No. 2 fire station on 26th Street Place and dumped its load at 8:51 this morning.

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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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