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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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