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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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