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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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