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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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