Day in history for September 19, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
We hear the ladies complaining that the regular time for putting up ''sweetmeats'' has come, but that suitable fruit is wanting.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Those who commence cases in the circuit court will hereafter be obliged to pay the cost of filing and issuing papers in advance.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Albert Freeman's Grocery, 2302 5th Ave., Rock Island, was broken into Saturday and $1.61 in pennies was taken. At 5 o'clock neighbors in the vicinity saw a young man standing in front of it. Suddenly, he kicked out the window in the door and then ran behind a fence to see if anyone had heard the noise.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Erection of an aviation beacon atop the water tower in Reservoir Park is planned.

1954 -- 50 years ago
One of Rock Island's historic buildings, the old Rock Island Brewery, just south of the southeast corner of 30th Street and 7th Avenue, probably will pass from existence as a result of a spectacular blaze Saturday morning which caused damage estimated at close to $80,000.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Officials at Ridgewood Steak House, 583 42nd Ave., East Moline, told police eight boxes of steaks worth $990 and a $17 can of shortening were stolen sometime after they were delivered Monday. Police found a lock and door pried away from the refrigerator.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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