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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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