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: 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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