Day in history for September 3, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- During a 24-hour period, 13 persons died from yellow fever in Norfolk, Va. The disease was thought to be assuming a milder form.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Word was received after a European tour, Rev. A. Mennicke, John Sauerman, Peter Hay and Ulas Utka arrived safely in New York and were planning to return to Rock Island.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. H.C. Holdorf was surprised yesterday by about 25 friends and relatives, the occasion being her birthday. At a guessing contest, prizes were awarded to Miss Regina Blake and Mrs. John Flanders.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Eggs were advertised in the Argus for 21 cents a dozen. Beef pot roasts were 13 cents a pound and pork roasts sold for 17 cents a pound.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A big game hunt is on today in Henry County. The subject of the search by a posse of citizens is an animal resembling a panther. Farmer Bert Berry and others saw the big cat in one of Berry's fields, six miles east of Kewanee, yesterday.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Illini Hospital officials plan to ask the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board for permission to construct a $400,000 office complex for physicians east of the hospital.
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