Day in history for October 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A Scotchman, Thomas Pritcher, was murdered outside one of the dance halls on the bluff behind Davenport at 11 o'clock last night. He was pushed off the steps and stabbed in the heart by a man who has been arrested.

1879 -- 125 years ago
When improvements to the building are completed, Christy's Bakery will be a handsome structure, adding much to the appearance of 3rd Avenue just east of the courthouse.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Raymond Nold, 10, of near Joslin, accidentally was shot and killed while he was hunting.

1929 -- 75 years ago
In a contest to name the new athletic stadium, the judges have chosen 10 names to submit to the Rock Island Board of Education. The stadium was dedicated yesterday, but as yet it has no official name.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The McCabe Department Store in Rock Island Friday and Saturday will have the grand opening of its new cafeteria-style dining room. During recent weeks, workmen have been busy converting the McCabe tearoom into a cafeteria.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Members of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club are out to promote safety on the highways in off-duty hours. If you haven't yet seen the denim-vested motorcyclists riding in formation in groups of nine, it's because the local chapter, Iowa 1, was formed just last month.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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