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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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