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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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