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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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