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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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