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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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