Day in history for January 20, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Receipts of pork the past two weeks have been heavy. Prices paid by Rock Island pork packers range from $3 to $3.75 per hundred pounds, heavy hogs bringing the latter figure.

1879 -- 125 years ago
John Clarke, 85, one of the oldest settlers in the county, died on the farm in Rural township which he bought in 1849.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The McCabe Department Store has installed electric cables over which small cars carrying cash will be sent to the cashier's station.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A special train made a fast run from Chicago to operate on the Rev. C.P. O'Neill, rector of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Bachelor days for ``Bambi,'' the Rock Island Arsenal buck deer, are just about over. The deer, weaned and reared from a fawn by doting Rock Island Arsenal personnel, was handed over, with some reluctance to officials of Loud Thunder forest preserve. The transition from his Arsenal home to the forest preserve was felt necessary by his caretakers, since Bambi's at the age when he should be taking on the responsibilities of family life.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Despite plugged alleys, snowy side streets and long waits for snow plows, residents and merchants from a cross section of Moline and East Moline neighborhoods told The Dispatch snow removal crews are doing as good a job as can be expected. Both cities agree that their equipment isn't tough enough to easily handle 28 inches of snow.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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