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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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