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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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