Day in history for September 7, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The body of a Swede, a member of the party of new immigrants, has been found near the Washburn settlement. He had stopped at a house, in company with two others, had drunk two dippers of cold water, and immediately fell senseless. He was restored by throwing cold water over him, but he probably strayed from his comrades and got lost in the high grass, where he died of heat exhaustion.

1879 -- 125 years ago
''Evangeline'' will be the attraction at the Harper Opera House Saturday night.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Four races were held at the Ninth Street track Saturday by the Rock Island Jockey Club. Noble L. was an easy winner.

1929 -- 75 years ago
As delegates to the Illinois Council of Carpenters leave Rock Island following their convention, delegates to the 47th convention of the Illinois Federation of Labor are arriving.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Joseph Hodoval, 2220 30th St., Rock Island, thought her vegetable garden had turned into a watermelon patch when she found a three-and-a-quarter pound cucumber there Monday. The vegetable looks like an elongated muskmelon.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Tires on East Moline squad cars were slashed early this morning as the officers took breaks at the Mr. Donut at 1600 10th St. Officers Sue Holdridge and John Skaggs reported the incident to the station at 12:30 a.m.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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