Day in history for September 13, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Grand jurymen selected during court session included George W. Gates, M. Hartzell, David Bowen, William Bruner and Daniel M. Reynolds.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Stegele fell down the elevator at Huber's Brewery and broke his leg.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A lamp in a room at A.D. Sperry's home exploded, setting fire to some clothing and doing slight damage to a wall.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Justice Cyrus E. Dietz of the Illinois Supreme Court, a resident of Moline, died in Moline Lutheran Hospital following injuries sustained in a fall from a saddle horse.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Several hundred dollars' worth of clothing stored in the attic was destroyed by fire at the old Red Wallis farm several miles southeast of Andalusia. The house is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lor, who moved here from Milan about a month and a half ago. The blaze, which started from faulty wiring in the attic, was extinguished by the Andalusia Fire Department.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Vandals continued to plague the strike-bound Rock Island Lines, breaking the warning gates at several Quad-City locations. Police, who are attempting to keep track of the limited number of trains passing through during the strike, say gates are being downed as fast as they are repaired.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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