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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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