Day in history for July 4, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Blakely Orchestral Chorus Company has arrived in our city and will give one of their unrivaled concerts this evening at the courthouse. We would advise our citizens to avail themselves of this opportunity of hearing fine music.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Reporter is the name of a newspaper started at Reynolds by J.R. Harrick.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Maloney have gone to St. Louis to make a two-week visit at the exposition.

1929 -- 75 years ago
James F. Witter was elected for the fifth time as president of the Rock Island Board of Education.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Several Rock Island and Moline buildings will be featured in the July issue of Architecture and Design. The entire issue of the magazine is devoted to the work of Swanson and Maiwald, Moline, architects and engineers. The magazine will include a sketch of the proposed new Moline Senior High School.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The ring on Brad C. Hanson's finger never meant more than it does today. Hanson lost the ring 11 years ago. He was duck hunting in a marshy lake near Columbus, Ind., when he noticed the ring had slipped from his finger. A girl walking along a beach this spring near where he was hunting came to his rescue. Inscribed on the still shiny ring were Hanson's initials, the name of the college and the year he graduated.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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