Day in history for January 23, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- L.M. Webber has been improving his store until it is the most beautiful store in Rock Island. He started on Monday for New York to buy goods for the spring trade.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. John A. Boyer always are doing the handsome thing by the Baptist church. Their latest donation is a parsonage. The church already had received $7,000 from them.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The rear portion of the Mitchell And Lynde bank building will be remodeled. That part of the building in the past has housed the post office, the express office and the city library.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The Rev. Clement P. O'Neill, for 15 years rector of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, died following an operation.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The trials and tribulations of raising mink were described by Rollo Clason, operator of a mink ranch on the Knoxville Road south of Milan, in a speech to the Exchange Club at Glenn Moore's Tap in Moline. Last December, Clason marketed more than a thousand pelts, averaging about $30 a pelt for his product.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- A caravan of about 250 tractors and American Agriculture Movement vehicles is expected to arrive in the Quad-Cities as it winds its way slowly toward the nation's capital. The group hopes to persuade legislatures to support higher farm prices. AAM officials say they will stay tonight at the K-Mart parking lot in Iowa City and if the weather holds, spend Tuesday night somewhere around John Deere in the Quad-Cities.
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