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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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