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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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