Day in history for September 9, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Texas has voted against licensing saloons. Whiskey may be sold only in grocery stores but not in quantities of less than one quart.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The funeral of Charles Crawford took place today in the Congregational Church at Hampton. He was connected with the Argillo Brick Works at Carbon Cliff.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Some young people keep surprisingly late hours. Two young Davenport rounders were found asleep at 2 a.m. in a buggy they had hired from a Rock Island liveryman. A detective sent them home.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The debt of the Rock Island County Jail was cleared today with a final payment of $26,500.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Charles Hanson, East Moline, was elected president of the Society of Quad-City Magicians. Other officers elected were George Kopp, Rock Island, vice president and social chairman; George Morris, Milan, secretary; Ed Freeman, Rock Island, treasurer. Les O'Brien, Moline, was initiated into the society.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Three area men escaped injury Sunday when their light plane made an emergency landing in a field in rural Coyne Center. Raymond C. Ellis, Rock Island, Tom Seavers, Moline, and Perry Ossian, Moline, were uninjured in the incident. The plane, a Cherokee Arrow owned by the Flying Country Club of the Quad-City Airport, was damaged in the landing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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