Day in history for June 9, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Col. J.B. Danforth, publisher of The Argus, is among the thousand guests of the Chicago And Rock Island railroad making a steamboat excursion to St. Paul and back this week. Seventy-five editors, mostly from the big newspapers of the East, are among the excursionists.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Ranson R. Cable of Rock Island has been elected to the new position of assistant to the president of the Rock Island And Pacific railroad.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Salvation Army here is offering poor people who wish to marry the following: Enough furniture for four rooms, $10; a trousseau for the bride, $1; a wedding suit for the man, $1. This places matrimony within the reach of all.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Tony Miller fell into quicksand in a hollow near 5th Street and 19th Avenue, Rock Island. Workmen at a nearby carnival heard his cries and pulled him out with ropes.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Alderman Walter W. Wirken complained to Moline police about 9 p.m. Saturday that unidentified persons drenched the front terrace of his yard with gasoline. Police said it might be as a result of the alderman's stand on daylight-savings time.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island woman says her dog was stabbed and one wheel of her car nearly removed in separate incidents. Frances Hammer, of 1030 22nd St., told police her pet was stabbed sometime Wednesday night, and her car was damaged Thursday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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