Day in history for January 14, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The railroad tracks have been laid as far as Green River, east of Moline.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Friends of J. Frank Robinson, bank cashier, gave him a genuine surprise reception last evening. He has just returned from Europe.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Sarah L. Gregg, widow of Dr. Patrick Gregg, died today at 84 in her home, 2224 8th Ave. Her husband was Rock Island's first physician and he became the most prominent doctor in western Illinois.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Railway Company is asking permission to use buses instead of street cars on the Milan line.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The doors to the Quad-City area's most modern hospital facility, the $2,100,000 addition to St. Anthony's Hospital, 30th Street and 8th Avenue, Rock Island, will be open to the public Sunday for the first time. An invitation to attend the open house to see the comforts, modern conveniences and beautiful interior decorating schemes has been extended to all residents of western Illinois and eastern Iowa by Mother Mary Bernard, the mother general, and Sister Mary Elizabeth, hospital administrator.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Customers may not get what they want to eat and drink as fast as they used to, after the closing of the second of two small restaurants in Prophetstown during the last six months. The loss of Chuck's Place, which closed last summer, and the Donut Shop, which closed the last day of the year, leaves only the Coffee Shop and the Pizza Pit to serve diners and snackers.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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