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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