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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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