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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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