Day in history for August 9, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A man advertised for a wife in a Cambridge newspaper, the Henry County Dial. A girl aged 15 responded, ''I'm weary of the single life, would just as soon become your wife.''
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- O.J. Dimock has received a life-size stone image of his former Newfoundland dog. The stone will be placed over the grave of the Dimicks' two children, where the dog had lain on guard ever since the children died of diphtheria. F.O. Cross of Chicago was the sculptor.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Oscar Wiley, a steeplejack, has been hired to paint the tower of St. Mary's Church, Rock Island. Wiley's wife, now working in Indiana, also is a climber.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The stock market collapsed today, with losses in the price of shares running from $2 to $26.50. The setback is considered temporary.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A severe gale caused damage estimated at $100,000 Monday night when it struck Kewanee, unroofing the city hall, shattering store windows and uprooting trees. The storm hit just 15 minutes after the city council had adjourned from the second floor council chambers.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Colona Township Board approved a 100 percent increase in the prices of lots in the township's three cemeteries: Dayton, Colona and Glenwood. Each lot consists of two gravesites and the new price will be $200 per lot for township residents and $600 for non-residents.
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