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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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