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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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