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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