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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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