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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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