Day in history for July 12, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
At a mass meeting of Moline citizens in the schoolhouse, the Moline Protective Society was formed. John Deere stated the purpose of the meeting: to guard property against thieves. Two horses, a buggy and harness have been stolen in Moline lately. Horse thieves take warning.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles will hold a battalion drill at the Gun Club Park tomorrow.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Frederick Heinz, former Davenport mayor, dropped dead in a New York hotel. He had just returned from seeing his daughter sail for Europe.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The bodies of Jessie Marks and Howard Hancock, both 16 and both of Moline, have been found in the Mississippi. They had been missing since they started on a boat ride July 3.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A mother and a father were arrested by East Moline police in the first occurrence of a second violation of the city's revised curfew law. Charged with failure to keep children under 18 off the streets after 11 p.m. were Mrs. Pearl Bowling, 614 22nd St., East Moline, and Stanley Peve, Campbell's Island.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Ray Brundage remembers that day, 66 years ago, when he and his wife settled in Moline. ''There wasn't a thing from 27th Street to 31st Street when we came here,'' and pitched a tent where their house now stands at 2335 31st St., says the 93-year-old Brundage.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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