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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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