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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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