Day in history for September 12, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- We notice a new sign on Eagle Street: A. Renfro, Furniture Dealer. Last July, Mr. Renfro met with a severe loss by fire. He is now trying to get started again. We hope he may receive a share of public patronage.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Broken in health by the death of two of his children from diphtheria on the same day, O.J. Dimick will sell his fine home on Aiken Street and move to Chicago.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Andrew Kempe is the new professor in the business department of Augustana College.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The chamber of commerce has hired engineers to make detailed surveys of possible sites for a Rock Island airport.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Thieves started to dig up two meters in the 1300 block on 6th Avenue, Moline, but were frightened away before they could carry away the concrete-anchored standards. Police said the amount of money in the meters wouldn't warrant the trouble involved in digging them up.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Mrs. Athel Young, formerly of Rock Island, died Sept. 5 in Clearwater, Fla. She was married to Murat B. ''Chic'' Young, who died in 1973. He created ''Blondie,'' a comic strip with world fame which has been syndicated by King Features since 1923. Their son, Dean, has continued the comic strip since his father's death.
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