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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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