Day in history for January 5, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- When his horse became frightened and unmanageable, railroad contractor John Warner jumped from his buggy, fracturing several small bones in his right ankle. It may be months before he will be able to attend to business on the site again.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Moline and Rock Island firemen fought a blaze for four hours yesterday at the Moline Paper Company and saved the nearby Deere and Company factories. It was the first fire since waterworks hydrants were installed in the factory street and their value was demonstrated.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- After Jan. 1, 1904 women cannot wear birds on their hats, through an agreement between the millinery jobbers of the west and the Audubon Society.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Experimental television was ordered off regular radio broadcast bands and into the short-wave spectrum.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Thieves stole a new truck from Morrow Motor Company, 1727 3rd Ave., Moline, Sunday night, drove it about two blocks away and stripped it of two tires and wheels, valued at $300. Lug nuts on the other two wheels were loosened and police believe the thieves were frightened away before they could remove them.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- State inspectors have told East Moline officials they must either heat the facility where they hold stray dogs or close it. City officials say the present facility, a metal shed at 10th Street and 14th Avenue, isn't really a dog pound, since strays are only held overnight before being picked up by the county. So, they say, it doesn't have to meet state standards.
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