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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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