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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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