Day in history for July 1, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Orr, better known as Angel Gabriel, while preaching at Lawrence, Mass., was shot by a man in the crowd. The shooter was seized by the mob, strung to a tree and hanged until dead.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A special omnibus last night took members of the Old Settlers Society from Market Square to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Bell on Broadway (22nd) Street. The Bells were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Frank J. Otis, a Harvard Medical School junior, was hurt after the motor of his plane stalled, causing the plane to dive into a pond near Boston.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A joint city plan for East Moline and Silvis remained up in the air today while Silvis officials attempted to arrange a meeting for a final decision. East Moline taxing bodies agreed to sponsor the plan whether they were joined by Silvis or not.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island councilmen have agreed to study liquor-license fees after city tavern owners protested that they pay some of the highest rates in the state. Ed Gleason, president of the Rock Island City Tavern Association, told councilmen their license fees are almost double those of similar-size cities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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