Day in history for June 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Joseph Smith, Jr., son of the Prophet, is a sub-contractor on the Warsaw and Rockford railroad, having a section south of Nauvoo, upon which he is now working.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island and Peoria railroad elected the following Rock Island men as officers: P.L. Cable, president; R.R. Cable, vice president; Cornelius Lynde, secretary; Joseph Gaskell, treasurer.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Sad news has been received of the death in Colorado Springs of Louise, wife of John N. Eklund, a well-known former Moline resident.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The 15 teachers who served the longest in Rock Island were voted a salary increase of $100 each. All had previously attained the maximum of $1,500 annually.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Climbing of a Rock Island water tank at 4:30 a.m. resulted in $10 fines for two youths in Rock Island police court. Patrolmen James Aversing and Darrell G. Reynolds were dispatched to the water tank at 14th St. and 42nd Ave. after police received complaints from nearby residents that the youths climbing activities made such a noise that they couldn't sleep.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline, Kansas, population 598, will celebrate its centennial June 30. Some citizens may take a moment for special tribute to a John Deere plow salesman who arrived in 1879 with his wares and the name of his hometown in Illinois. He left the latter with Moline's founders.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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