Day in history for September 23, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The new livery teams have helped give an appearance of business and prosperity to our city. Rock Island looks quite stylish.

1879 -- 125 years ago
J.M. Beardsley, Walter Entriken, Alonzo McClain, Henry Clay Trent and W.H. Womax were named as the credentials committee for the Republican county convention.

1904 -- 100 years ago
E.B. McKown was awarded the contract to furnish coal for the county buildings for the year. His bid was $2.80 per ton for lump and $2.45 for mine run.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A fight between Moline and East Moline high school students, with garbage as ammunition, was broken up by police. Two youths were arrested. Teams of the two schools will meet in a football game this weekend.

1954 -- 50 years ago
One of the largest and heaviest shipments ever to reach the Quad-City Airport, a giant piston and rod for the disabled Delta Queen, was flown in today by the Flying Tiger Airline. The parts were shipped from Fulton shipyard, Antioch, Calif.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Louise Worden spends quite a bit of time involved in ''monkey business.'' The 84-year-old Geneseo woman has just about completed 100 stuffed monkeys which have been ordered for Christmas. Her 18-inch monkeys are made from men's work socks.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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