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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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