Day in history for December 30, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Lemuel Andrews of Rock Island and Ebenezer Cook of Davenport are among the directors re-elected to the board of the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Teachers say they never knew a time when there was so much throat trouble among the scholars as now. It is a good thing the Christmas vacation is a long one.

1904 -- 100 years ago
John B. McConnell, manager of the St. Joseph, Mo., team in the Western baseball league has been placed under contract to manage the Rock Island club in the Three-I League in 1905.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. H.G. First was elected commander of the John Buford Post of the GAR.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Snow falling from the roof of the building knocked two holes in the aluminum canopy over the entrance of McCabe's Department Store, 1713 3rd Ave., Rock Island, last night.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Al LaMothe has an alternative to money. LaMothe, of Coal Valley, has been trying to interest friends and neighbors in starting a bartering publication where they could publicize what they are willing to swap for goods and services they need. LaMothe, a skilled furniture maker, wants to trade his skills for plumbing services, destistry work, anything at all his family needs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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