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 Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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