Day in history for December 11, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A new post office has been established at Mill Creek. It's on the Monmouth line. John W. Hynes Esq. has been appointed postmaster there.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Only one load of corn was offered for sale today in Rock Island's Market Square. The roads still are deep in mud and farmers are staying home.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Joseph Jefferson and Rip Van Winkle drew a large audience to the Illinois Theater last night.

1929 -- 75 years ago
President Hoover authorized the United States to sign an agreement for U.S. adherence to the world court at Geneva. The next step will be to ask Senate approval of the agreement.

1954 -- 50 years ago
What started out to be a hobby now has become a profitable sideline for Mrs. Arthur Sandberg of Hampton. She specializes in making doll clothes, stuffed dolls and repairing old dolls.

1979 -- 25 years ago
If a local cab owner's request is approved, taxi fares for Quad-Cities residents will go up 25 cents per trip as of Jan. 1. Robert Nourse, owner of Irish and Hart cabs, says he has filed notification of the increase with Davenport and Moline officials, and he plans to ask the Rock Island City Council for approval Monday night. If approved, the increase will push the minimum cost of a cab ride to $1.25 per trip.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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