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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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