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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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