Day in history for September 29, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A lot on the corner opposite the Graham House in Rock Island was sold at auction today for $2,985. The terms were unusually severe, gold or silver on the spot. Had the terms been reasonably liberal, the lot would have brought at least 25 percent more.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, new rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, arrived with his family last night.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Stewart Marquis was elected president of the Rock Island YMCA Juniors. Carl Thode was elected vice president.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Robert and Edward Hoffman, brothers, together have worked 108 years for Henry Dart's Sons wholesale grocery house, which is going out of business in Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Second prize of a $50 U.S. savings bond was won by Bill Wilkens, 16, Rock Island, in the divisional finals of the 10th annual national employ-the-physically handicapped week poster contest in Chicago.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Motorists still could be annoyed waiting at blocked railroad crossings in about 314 places in the Quad-Cities area, but they have the satisfaction of knowing there is a new state law which boost fines for blocking intersections. Trains caught blocking crossings for 10 minutes or longer, now will have to pay a minimum fine of $200.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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