Day in history for January 3, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- We are under obligations to Messrs. Colburn And Jackman, bakers, of Moline, for a large box of crackers, of every variety, manufactured at their establishment in Moline.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- County relief was extended in December to 139 persons in 36 families. The largest amount to any one family was $13.80.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Colonel Alexander Mackanzie, who lived in Rock Island from 1881 to 1896, has been promoted to brigadier general and to the position of chief of engineers, United States Army.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Dimock, Gould and Co. bought the offices and yards of the Mueller Lumber Company.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A 19-year-old Bettendorf girl was prevented from leaping to her death from the Moline-Bettendorf suspension bridge about 7:30 p.m. Thursday by an unidentified motorist who saw her attempting to climb the bridge railing. He seized her, summoned a bridge guard, and she was taken to police headquarters in Bettendorf.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The weight of winter came to bear on Northland Mall, Sterling, Tuesday afternoon when some 800 square feet of roof caved in under a heavy accumulation of snow. No one was injured. Mall personnel had heard cracking and popping sounds around the roof section about 45 minutes before it fell, and cordoned off the area.
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