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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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