Day in history for April 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Adams, who is foreman of the machinery at the Railroad Works in Rock Island, showed us the new and splendid locomotive, Antoine LeClaire, now at the Round House. It is probably the most splendid railroad machine ever built in this country.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Progress Club, a new organization, gives its initial entertainment this evening at Turner Hall.

1905 -- 100 years ago
F.J. Bachman has embarked in the dairy business and is prepared to deliver pure, fresh, rich milk at 6 cents a quart.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Dr. A.E. Glawe and James B. Eckhart were elected directors of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A stepped-up program of controling stray dogs has been started by Rock Island County. The program features a combination of the inoculation of dogs at clinics, which the county had last year, and the hiring of a pound master to pick up stray dogs.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline city officials will be glad when spring housecleaning planned for a wooded area behind Lutheran Hospital gets under way. The city is complaining that, whenever construction goes on at the hospital, leftover building materials tumble from the hospital grounds down the hill along 4th Street south of 5th Avenue.

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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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