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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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