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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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