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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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