Day in history for October 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Warren, the gentleman who lately came from the East to open a bookstore here, now is receiving his goods. His store is opposite the Island City Hotel. His location is a good one and his success certain.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The cheap rates to Cincinnati, only $8 for the round trip, likely is to induce a number of Rock Island people to take advantage of the low fare to visit the Cincinnati exposition.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Overseer Sweeney again is superintending the poor business in Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Fred J. Hodges has been named president of Rock Island park commissioners.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Forecasts of more rain and a flood crest on Rock River added to the woes of many Quad-Cities and western Illinois residents today in the wake of a record 24-hour rainfall of 4.89 inches as recorded at the Quad-City Airport weather station.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Oscar Mayer And Co., for 100 years producers of pork and beef luncheon meats and bacon, is moving into the turkey business. The company announced it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Louis Rich Inc., which markets a line of processed turkey products. The merger depends on an exchange of Louis Rich common stock for Oscar Mayer And Co. common stock.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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