Day in history for April 9, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The editor of The Argus, J.B. Danforth, has taken up his residence on the island, where he is custodian of what remains of Fort Armstrong. The editor will be in town from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and persons having business with him will confer a favor by calling within the hours named.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Judge Richman has decided that the city of Davenport has the right to prohibit the use of a steam motor to drag horse cars up the Brady Street hill. If the ruling sticks, the company will have to go back to horses for the hill pull.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The dream of flooding any home with music by pushing a button will come true in about two years, according to a Baltimore company, which plans to charge subscribers $50 a year.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Within six months death has claimed four members of the Velie family, Moline. Grace Velie Harper Harris, a granddaughter of John Deere, died yesterday.

1954 -- 50 years ago
In line with the increased farm production and employment trend evident over the country is the announcement that 200 workers will be recalled to jobs this week at the Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Muscatine industrialist Roy J. Carver was named today in a federal lawsuit alleging he and a partner paid a $1.5 million bribe to win Mideast oil drilling concessions.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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