Day in history for December 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A valuable horse belonging to the proprietors of the Rock Island House was fatally injured at their stable on Illinois Street.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Professor Anderson and Miss Anderson will appear at Harper's Theater, December 30th, in a choice program of magic novelties. A large number of gifts will be distributed during the evening.

1904 -- 100 years ago
G.H. Baumbach was elected president of the Rock Island Assembly of Loyal Americans of the Republic.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Ben H. Bollman of Rural Township was reelected president of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Decking the off-street parking lot opposite Moline City Hall will cost almost six times, per car space, the purchase price and estimated conversion cost of the old Washington School property, 8th Ave. and 17th St., and will provide about one-third of the parking space.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The residents of the Winning Wheels center in Prophetstown are busy with their first joint venture, crafting and selling doormats. Winning Wheels, Inc., an organization for persons who are confined to wheelchairs, built the residential center to meet their special needs. The doormat project is the first organized activity that Winning Wheels residents have tried.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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