Day in history for June 8, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Burlington has passed an ordinance forbidding steamboats at the Burlington landing from blowing their whistles. The reason is that some folks down there can't hold their horses.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Harry Trusedale, son of Dr. Calvin Trusedale of Rock Island, won the first prize in scholarship among juniors at the University of Iowa.

1904 -- 100 years ago
An automobile and a bicycle collided at 4th Avenue and 17th Street, Rock Island, today. The motorist was E.P. Denkmann and the cyclist was S.T. Moore, a visitor from St. Louis. Moore was bruised.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Ten years ago today cheering thousands greeted Battery F of the 123rd field artillery as the men returned from the World War.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Although Rock Island, Moline and Davenport will go on daylight saving time, trains and buses will stay on standard time. Mail deliveries and pickups also will be on standard time to coincide with train schedules.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The old Lyle Elementary School in Kewanee, ripped by an explosion Wednesday afternoon, may have to be demolished after an investigation is completed. No one was in the school when the blast occurred at about 1:45 p.m. Classes were dismissed for the summer about a week ago. The blast tore a gaping hole in the 84-year-old building's south wall and blew out most of the windows in the two-story brick structure.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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