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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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