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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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