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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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