Day in history for October 29, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Stoddard, the man who murdered his wife last summer, broke jail Saturday night and is still at large. We are told that the prisoner was put in a cell without being in irons and that he had never been visited by the sheriff since he was committed.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Justice Hayden has gone to Swan Lake with John Warner's hunting party and will be absent about a week.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Republicans held a well-attended rally last night. There was a parade of marching clubs. The main speaker was Lafayette Young, editor of the Des Moines Capital.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island will conduct a campaign to get the Fans Association out of debt and to save professional baseball for the city in 1930.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The Council of Associated Dads Clubs launched an appeal for public support of an all-purpose, all-weather community recreation center in Moline. At the same time, the council disclosed that it has appropriated $500 to promote study of preliminary phases of the undertaking.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The 4-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Hixson of Moline was one of 150 lucky babies awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Rochester, N.Y., Institute of Technology (RIT) as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, Oct. 19-21.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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