Day in history for September 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Grand jurymen selected during court session included George W. Gates, M. Hartzell, David Bowen, William Bruner and Daniel M. Reynolds.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Stegele fell down the elevator at Huber's Brewery and broke his leg.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A lamp in a room at A.D. Sperry's home exploded, setting fire to some clothing and doing slight damage to a wall.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Justice Cyrus E. Dietz of the Illinois Supreme Court, a resident of Moline, died in Moline Lutheran Hospital following injuries sustained in a fall from a saddle horse.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Several hundred dollars' worth of clothing stored in the attic was destroyed by fire at the old Red Wallis farm several miles southeast of Andalusia. The house is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lor, who moved here from Milan about a month and a half ago. The blaze, which started from faulty wiring in the attic, was extinguished by the Andalusia Fire Department.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Vandals continued to plague the strike-bound Rock Island Lines, breaking the warning gates at several Quad-City locations. Police, who are attempting to keep track of the limited number of trains passing through during the strike, say gates are being downed as fast as they are repaired.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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