Day in history for July 19, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Horseback mail between Rock Island and Keithsburg will be limited to one round-trip per week until receipts from the route increase sufficiently to permit more frequent service.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Some sawmill hands have gone back to work, accepting the 11-hour day. Companies said the average pay is $1.52 a day, not $1.25 as stated by the strikers.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Lucian Adams, wife of the former county judge, died. Born in Ohio, she came to Rock Island in 1869.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A Milan man, deported to Canada for illegal practice of medicine, has been barred permanently from entering the United States.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island is on the map as far as Life magazine is concerned. The July 19th issue of the magazine sets Rock Island as the western terminal for present and proposed toll roads. The map of the toll road system accompanies an article ''The Long, Long Road.''

1979 -- 25 years ago
June Haver, the Rock Island girl who made it big in the movies in the 1940's, and her well-known actor husband, Fred MacMurray, will be here for the pro-am portion of the Quad-Cities Open golf tournament. Memories of June's heyday in the movies were revived in 1977. In renovating the old Fort Theater, it was discovered that June's footprints are in front of the theater, set in a square of concrete bordered by blue and white mosaic tiles.

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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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