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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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