Day in history for October 18, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The combined forces of former Whigs, anti-slavery voters, Free-Soilers and disappointed office seekers have won the elections in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Today The Argus enters its 29th year. During its long life, The Argus has seen the birth and death of many rivals but has held its ground and remains free and independent.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Augustana College football team defeated Hanson Military Academy, 45 to 0.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island and Galesburg high school football teams played to a scoreless tie.

1954 -- 50 years ago
George T. Yokas was elected and installed as first president of the newly formed East Moline Kiwanis Club at an organizational dinner at the East Moline First Presbyterian Church. Other officers elected and installed were Robert T. Tolmie, vice president; Robert C. Bihlmeier, secretary-treasurer; and Edward Almquist, Edward Hill, Ernest Kivisto, Harold D. Norlin, Durward J. Long, Ben Ryan Jr. and Alfred Swanson, board of directors.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A jewelry salesman told police $15,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from his car Wednesday at SouthPark Mall, Moline. The car was stolen from the mall parking lot between 1:45 and 2:15 p.m. and found later in another part of the parking lot.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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