Day in history for September 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A Parisian robber, seized in the act of stealing in the shop of a tobacco dealer, said by way of excusing himself that he had never heard of a law which forbade a man to ''take snuff.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus noted that during the first quarter of 1880, including the months of April, May and June, The Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Railroad earned a total of $2,771,214.14.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Homer L. Darby, of Rock Island, was nominated for congress by the Socialists who held a convention in Moline Saturday night.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Chief Harry Ward of the Davenport Police Department suspended 6 officers in connection with the disappearance of 7 bottles of whiskey confiscated in a raid Aug. 22 at a private home in Davenport.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Moline City Council voted, 7-6, last night to purchase the old Washington School property, 8th Ave. and 17th St., for the site of another off-street parking lot.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Republican vice presidential candidate George Bush will speak to farmers in Colona, lunch with factory workers in Moline and talk with students at Bettendorf High School during a Quad-City visit Tuesday.

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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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