Day in history for August 23, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Two Irishmen in the employ of railroad contractor E.P. Reynolds on the island died last night of Asiatic cholera. They were at work when they became ill in the afternoon and they died before midnight. There are no other cases on the island.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A contract has been let to the Rock Island firm of Reynolds, Saulpaugh And Co. for the C.B. And Q. roadway from Brooks Crossing to the depot.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The first monotype typecasting machine in the Tri-Cities has been installed by Kramer And Co., Rock Island printers.

1929 -- 75 years ago
International Harvester Co. awarded a $300,000 contract to Priester Construction Co. for a new wheel manufacturing building and other improvements at Farmall Works.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Today's rain slowed down operations in moving an old 3-story house, formerly located at the southeast corner of 19th St. and 7th Ave., Moline, to its new location on 24th St., between 11th Ave. B and 11th Ave. C. The house was making little headway because of wet brick paving.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Don Knight, RR 1, Moline, has hammered, glued and stapled more than 1,000 pieces of wood since January to fashion a dollhouse for his 4-year-old granddaughter Melissa. Four stately columns beckon you to all the charm of the South in this two-story, two-bath, three-bedroom house with huge living room and formal dining room.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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