Day in history for September 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
It was announced that the population of New York City, just taken by census marshals, was 624,176, a gain of over 3,000 from the last official census.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. William Brooks left for Groveton, Coos County, New Hampshire, where Mr. Brooks was born. They planned to stay several weeks before returning to Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Ringling's Circus paraded through the streets of Rock Island in the morning and gave afternoon and evening performances.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to nine games, winning a marathon 20-inning contest from the Chicago Cubs, 8-7.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The transition from the use of glass bottles to pure pack paper containers for milk products will be begun tomorrow by The Quad-City Fairmont Foods Co., the successor to Peerless Dairy Co., Rock Island.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Miss Peggy and her Romper Room Do-bees are returning to a late-morning time slot on WQAD-TV at the urging of area parents. The popular live educational program for preschoolers will move from its present 6:30 a.m. air time to 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Peggy Wittke hosts the show.

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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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