Day in history for June 14, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Davenport is making extensive arrangements for a Fourth of July celebration. Last year the celebration was held in Rock Island. The plan for alternate observance of the Fourth in these twin cities should be continued.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A small green insect of the aphid order is destroying corn in the Geneseo vicinity. A swarm of such insects attacks a corn hill and sucks the young corn dry.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Conductors and motormen of the Tri-City Railway Co. have completed erection of a clubhouse on Vandruff's Island in Rock River. The 39 members and their families will use the place as a pleasure resort.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana Lutheran Synod voted to convene in Rock Island in 1930.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Sale of the old Coaltown School was announced by the Moline Board of Education after a public auction in which C.H. Hardesty, who owns farmland in the area, was high bidder with an offer of $5,000. The school is more than 100 years old. A new school, named the Katherine Butterworth School, will be built in the area.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Robert Verstraete was asking for a little more sleep on Sunday mornings. The bells at Trinity Lutheran Church near his home in Coal Valley are preventing that, he told village board members. The board approved a motion to write a letter to the church property committee, asking them to reduce the volume of the bells.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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