Day in history for September 8, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- John Bramall, a resident of Rock Island, his wife, and their daughter Ellen all died of Asiatic cholera within a few days. Mr. Bramall was well when his wife died. He made his will, provided for the guardianship of his daughter, became ill, and died at the hour of his wife's funeral. The daughter next became ill and died within four hours. Bramall was a music teacher.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The omnibus of the Fourth Avenue Hotel has been attached by police for running without a license.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hurst arrived home from their summer trip abroad.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Jewish people started the city's Palestine relief fund with $1,000 at a meeting held to protest massacres by Arabs.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Grace Histed was elected New Boston's first woman mayor in a record-breaking 228-vote election Monday. She defeated incumbent mayor Hartzel Odell 133 votes to 65 votes. New Boston is the only city in Illinois to hold a city election annually on Labor Da1979 - 25 years ago: A 150 gallon gasoline tank filled with gas at Quad-City Die Casting Co., 3800 River Drive, Moline, was reported stolen. A foreman at the plant said the tank was taken after intruders broke a lock off sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.
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