Day in history for October 28, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Arrivals and departures of steamboats average more than 100 a week. The levee is covered with huge piles of merchandise. An army of men, drays, carts and wagons can be seen there rushing around.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles Militia Company will hold a series of hops at the armory through the winter, the first to be Nov. 5. The dances will be invitation affairs.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A volunteer choir has been organized to sing at Trinity Mission, 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Miss Millie Beck is organist and directress.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Aviation engineers recommend an airport to be jointly owned by Moline and Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The current issue of McCall's magazine contains the story of Mooseheart, illustrated with pictures. Mooseheart is supported by the Loyal Order of Moose, and Rock Island Lodge, No. 190, and other Moose lodges in western Illinois play a part in its support.

1979 -- 25 years ago
About $3,000 worth of furniture and a van were stolen from City Furniture, 613 17th St., Rock Island, police said. Ben Vinar, 62, owner of the store, said a couch, eight tables, six lamps and one Ford van were taken. Vinar said the burglary occurred between 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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