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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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