Day in history for September 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Cowbells are keeping the editor awake at nights by their constant tinkling. A city in which people fatten their own pork and pasture their horses and cows in the street at night is a mingling of city and country. We had better make up our mind whether we want to be city or country.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The uniform drill of the Rodman Rifles drew a large crowd last night, including a goodly number of ladies. The glee club sang some fine selections.

1904 -- 100 years ago
W.L. Ludolph was appointed city attorney to fill the unexpected term of J.K. Scott, who resigned to become a candidate for state's attorney.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Heavy enrollment in public schools has made necessary the hiring of nine more teachers.

1954 -- 50 years ago
In the space of 20 years, thrift-minded employees of the Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company have built an employees' credit union that now shows assets of more than a million dollars.

1979 -- 25 years ago
You'd think a $15,000, 40-foot flatbed trailer would be hard to hide, but Rock Island police have been looking unsuccessfully for it since Saturday. John M. Boast, disptacher for Quad-Cities Spotting Service Inc., of Bettendorf, told police he left the trailer at 1206 6th Ave. about 4 p.m. Friday and it was gone when he came back for it about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

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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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