Day in history for January 13, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Dr. J. Grimes has moved his dentistry office from Geneva to Rock Island. We have long needed a good dentist here.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Dixon's tailoring store on 2nd Avenue near 18th Street Rock Island, was partly burned this morning. Mr. Dixon believes burglars started the fire to cover their crime.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island's first ``skyscraper,'' the 4-story Buford building erected in 1854, has been condemned as no longer safe. Fire Chief Charles Hastings also recommended that the 50-year-old Commercial Hotel should be torn down.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island High defeated Davenport, 31-26, in basketball and led the Tri-City conference for the first time in three seasons.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Plans for further major development of Sunset Park, Rock Island, will be postponed until they can be interlinked with a proposed master plan for the city of Rock Island. Atty. Edward W. Schoede, president of the Rock Island Park Board, revealed that it is the intention of the park board to hold a public hearing, after adoption of the master plan, so that Rock Island citizens may express their views on the recreational uses of the park.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Burglars took $6,500 worth of tools Wednesday or Thursday from a Rock Island oil company. Officials of the AA Waste Oil Service, 1800 78th Ave. West, said the burglars also took a television and two tires. The incident occurred sometime between midnight Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday.
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