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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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