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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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