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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