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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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