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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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