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Day in history for June 29, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island's grand new hotel, to be operated by Messrs. Tuxbury and Arnold, has been named the Island City Hotel.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Two fire companies and a militia company have just been organized at Geneseo, which is now prepared for fire, famine and war.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Seventeen congressmen, members of the committee on rivers and harbors, are expected to visit Rock Island within a few days. They are on their way down the river from St. Paul, inspecting ideas as to what should be done to improve navigation.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Phoebe Omlie of Memphis will take off at Moline Airport in an attempt to set an altitude record.

1954 -- 50 years ago
C.F. Herbert, head of the safety engineering department of the Bituminous Casualty Corporation, Rock Island, is one of two official representatives of Illinois at the 44th annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., of the Mine Inspectors' Institute of America.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A potentially explosive chemical was removed from a downtown Rock Island drug store. About three-fourths of a pound of picric acid has been discovered in McPike Drug Co. Store, 1804 3rd Ave., after owner Dick Haynes learned of a warning that, when old, the crystalized form of the chemical could detonate. Haynes said he was told police would ''take it to some remote area and probably explode it.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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