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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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