Day in history for July 10, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The national law donating land to anyone who will settle in Oregon has been extended to Dec. 1, 1855. A single man can get 160 acres free. A husband and wife get 320 acres, with half going to the wife in her name. The only condition is that they must occupy and cultivate the land for four years.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Rodman Rifles Militia Company of Rock Island expressed thanks to Muscatine for fine treatment given the Rodman Rifle team on the Fourth of July.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Jack Burrel, a deckhand on the steamer Helen Blair, fell overboard at New Boston and drowned last night.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island's first proposed zoning ordinance was rejected by the city council, 10 to 2.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A remodeling program which will greatly increase available floor space in the south end of the building was started at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. The project will cost an estimated $74,328. The work is expected to be completed in early December.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- What does a PGA caddy do on his day off? He golfs, of course. That, anyway, was the agenda Friday for Kelly Olson, a 1978 Moline High School graduate, now carrying the clubs for golfer Cesar Sanudo. Olson got his start when he was 13, caddying for Mark McCumber in the 1973 Quad-Cities Open.
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