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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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