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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