Day in history for August 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
If the development of strong-minded girls and boys continues, the Fifth Commandment will have to be revised to read, ''Parents, obey your children.''

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Megatherian Minstrel troupe held a street parade in Rock Island today, headed by Major Burke, the Zouave drum corps, and a brass band. The company, 50 strong, will entertain at the Harper Opera House tonight.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Ellery's Band is playing nightly to appreciative audiences at Watch Tower Park.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Horace J. Olmstead, 62, chief of the auditing department of Modern Woodmen of America, died.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Herbert Hoover came back to his old hometown today for his 80th birthday. The village blacksmith's son who became president of the United States was greeted by a huge crowd which had gathered to pay tribute to the gray-haired elder statesman. West Branch, a village of 719 inhabitants, was jammed by an estimated crowd of 50,000 who came to welcome the nation's 31st chief executive.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A 1976 Cadillac Eldorado with 10-carat gold hubcaps that belonged to rock 'n' roll king Elvis Aron Presley is on display today and Friday at Sexton Ford in Moline. The silver-blue Caddy is expected to draw 4,000 Quad-City Presley fans that the car dealership hopes to turn into customers.

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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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