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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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