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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