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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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