Day in history for October 8, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Daniel G. Moore has been appointed postmaster at Illinois City to succeed John S. Adair, who resigned.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Two young men passengers stole $17.50 in cash from the steamer Albany as it was docking at Rock Island today. The men departed hastily just before the theft was discovered.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Charging that it was unable to obtain the information it has asked for, the Rock Island city council last night voted to investigate conditions at the city waterworks.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rabbi David Graubert has accepted a call to Beth Israel Synagogue.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The Quad-Cities Coca-Cola Bottling Co. was given special recognition for working a full year without a single compensable industrial injury. The firm's insurance carrier honored management and employees for this outstanding safety achievement by presenting a safety plaque at a meeting of all employees.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Dr. Ron Barnes, Moline High School principal since 1972, said the school is ready for the upcoming inspection by the North Central Association, an organization that evaluates high schools and colleges in 19 states. The 26-member team of professional educators will visit the school, accredited by the agency since 1904, Oct. 23-26.
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