Day in history for September 22, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
G.D. Hayward And Co. have hired the building formerly occupied by Hurst's Ice Cream Parlor, and will retail gas fixtures, lamps, etc.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Workmen excavating for the new boiler room at Deere And Co. unearthed a human skeleton, believed to have been in the ground four years. Identity of the skeleton remains a mystery.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A Pittsburgh company is interested in a deposit of sand found on the old M.L.T. Sturgeon farm southwest of Andalusia. The sand may be used for glass making.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Major C.L. Hall of the Rock Island District of U.S. Engineers received applications for $250,000 in flood relief dikes at New Boston.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Passengers aboard the S.S. Delta Queen, luxury river cruiser, are making the best of being ''marooned'' in the Quad-Cities area while the vessel undergoes emergency repairs at the Rock Island levee.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Moline's Montgomery Elevator Co. is making a $7 million step into the future and taking 55 million air travelers along for the ride. That's the price tag on the single largest contract the firm has ever received, calling for construction of a unique system of underground escalators and ''people-movers'' at Atlanta's futuristic $327 million airport.

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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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