Day in history for June 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
George S. Moore, 45, who came to Port Byron from Vermont in 1837, took his own life because of ill health. A man of remarkable energy and talent, he had accumulated wealth.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Humpty Dumpty troupe will appear at the Harper House Opera, it is reported.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A strike of sheet metal workers in the Tri-Cities was settled by agreement to pay them 33 1/4 cents an hour. They had been receiving 30 cents an hour.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Howard Nahrgang, 11, Davenport, choked to death when he swallowed a golf tee.

1954 -- 50 years ago
I.F. (Speed) Whalen and A.M. McGregor, both of Davenport, are the sole owners and operators of radio station KSTT as the result of the action of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington in authorizing the transfer of the control of the radio station. According to the FCC, McGregor and Whalen gained control of the station through the purchase of the interest of Hugh Norman for $58,000.

1979 -- 25 years ago
After 13 years, the family feud is over and nobody lost. The contest between Debra Spaulding, 18, of 1520 35th Ave., Moline, and her brother John, 19, to see who could post the best school attendance record has ended in a tie. John graduated from Moline High School last year with a perfect attendance record, and Debra graduated this year with a perfect attendance record.

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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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