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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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