Day in history for October 9, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Mechanics are so scarce that none can be hired to do a job of building of any kind. An enormous number of houses and business places are going up all over the town and no mechanics are left for projects that would be undertaken if help could be found.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Burt Rodman is suffering from a broken collarbone incurred when he was thrown by a horse.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. Maria Sweeney, believed to be 100 years old, has been admitted to St. Anthony's Hospital. Throughout the Civil War, she followed her husband to the battlefields. Without known relatives now, she has lived in a cabin on 40th Street.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- A boxing program in Davenport attracted 4,000 customers since former heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey was the referee.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Vandals tossed a large cement block through a plate glass display window at the East Moline Ice and Coal Co., 222 19th St. Police discovered the broken window shortly before 2 a.m. while making rounds.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Ship's Wheel Club burned down Tuesday night on Campbell's Island. Vandals are believed to have started the blaze. The building, an exclusive club during the early part of the century, had been vacant for the past two years.
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