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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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