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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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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