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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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