Day in history for January 30, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- By resolution, Rock Island City Council has asked the Illinois legislature not to pass any bill that will impair this city's right to establish a ferry if it wishes to do so. The public is complaining that the ferry charter held by John Wilson constitutes a monopoly.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- In January the overseer of the poor spent $259 of township money to care for 140 unemployed.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- James H. Eckels, Chicago banker and former Washington official, will give the Lincoln Day banquet address at the Rock Island Club.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- E.E. Scott has been named chairman of a financial campaign for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Bettendorf's planning and zoning commission is waiting to look at construction plans for a second span on the Bettendorf - Moline bridge before deciding on relocation of the city hall, according to C. Wesley Sones, chairman. While it is generally understood the present city building is in the path of the proposed bridge approach, Sones said definite word must be known.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Not only did the recent blizzard deal a severe blow to Moline's snow removal budget, it also cost the city's parking meter department about $9,000. Meter attendants have been inside ever since the blizzard that stormed through the Quad-Cities Jan. 13-14 chased them away from their rounds. The city usually takes in about $3,000 a week from the meters, and another $1,500 is collected weekly from parking tickets.
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