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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