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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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