Day in history for January 2, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Henderson County has refused to subscribe $100,000 in stock in the Warsaw and Rockford Rairoad. Rock Island County has purchased its quota of $100,000 worth of shares in the proposed railway.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Some Rock Island thermometers today read as low as 27 degrees below zero.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A contract for building a 3-story addition to the Rock Island Buggy Company, 16th St. and 1st Ave., was awarded Aaron Anderson. The extension will make the company the largest of its kind in the West.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Georgia Tech defeated California, 8-7, in the Rose Bowl. The Georgia team won because Roy Riegels, California center, became confused and ran 75yards in the wrong direction following a fumble.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Five Davenport youths have been turned over to Scott County juvenile authorities after reportedly admitting to Davenport police the theft of potato chips and candy from the Sta-Krisp Potato Chip factory at 1135 W. 7th St., Davenport. Detective Capt. Harold Thordsen reported that the arrests also led to the solution of two stolen bicycles that have been recovered and turned over to owners.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Quad-Cities temperatures plunged to an all-time low this morning, 27 degrees below zero. That tied a record set Jan. 5, 1884, and beat the previous record for this date, 19 below in 1887.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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