Day in history for September 15, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Peter S. Albert, William Bell and Jeremiah Chamberlain were appointed as election judges in Rock Island.

1879 -- 125 years ago
John J. Kahle, Henry Carse, Phil Mitchell and E.W. Boynton were named to the January grand jury of county circuit court.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The county board of supervisors recessed its meeting to attend the county fair at Joslin.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Julius K. Brandenburg, insurance underwriter and former editor of the Daily Union, died.

1954 -- 50 years ago
For more than a hundred years it has been a tradition of the Hecht family to honor the little ones starting to school for the first time with a ''Sugar Dieta.'' Karen Hecht, 5, Moline, started in the kindergarten class at Roosevelt School near her home, but not until her grandmother, Mrs. Walter Hecht, Rock Island, had given her a ''Sugar Dieta,'' which resembles a horn of plenty and is filled with all things good, including peaches, apples, candy, pencils, a purse, articles of clothing and other items.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Vandals cut four tires and punched a hole in the radiator of a pickup truck owned by the strike-bound Rock Island Lines. A railroad employee told police he found the damaged truck this morning outside his room at the Exel Inn, 2501 52nd Ave.

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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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