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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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