Day in history for August 1, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A new lumber yard has been opened by Capt. Z. Cook on the vacant lot on Front Street adjoining the Boston Store. The Captain's office is nearly ready for people to call and settle.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The greenbackers of Moline are making an effort to have Gen. Weaver come over and help re-organize the party. It is semi-officially stated that he has accepted and will name an early date for the meeting.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Signboards designating the street numbers and calling attention to the $5 fine for spitting on the sidewalk have been placed on the street corners as ordered by the Moline City Council a few weeks ago.

1929 -- 75 years ago
More than 2,000 travelers have stopped so far this summer at the tourist camp in Black Hawk State Park.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A section of Moline's Villa Park was under a health department quarantine today while city officials pondered their next step in a problem that has faced them since a sanitary sewer broke near 24th Ave. and 29th St. several weeks ago. The sewage is rising to the surface and flowing along the gutters.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Silvis police are increasing patrols during the evening to find out who is turning on fire hydrants. Mayor Stacy King warned that if police arrive at the flushing hydrants too late, rust could be stirred up from the water mains and flow into Silvis homes.

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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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