Day in history for February 1, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- By resolution, Rock Island aldermen warned the Illinois legislature not to adopt any bill that would prevent Rock Island from establishing a city-owned ferry in opposition to ''John Wilson's monopoly.''
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The overseer of the poor in this township spent $259.60 to provide food and fuel for 140 persons in January.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- James H. Eckels, Chicago banker and former Washington official, will speak at a Lincoln day banquet in the Rock Island Club.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- E.E. Scott has been named chairman of a financial drive for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A young couple and their 10-month-old son were stranded in Moline during the weekend and police came to their rescue with a night's lodging, financial help, and a gas station operator lent further assistance. The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Haislip of Aberdeen, Wash., were on their way to Ohio when their car ran out of gas and they ran out of money at the same time. They asked for lodging at the Moline jail about 2 a.m. Sunday.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Consultants studying East Moline's water say it's very bad and likely to get worse before it gets better. The water is safe to drink, but has a bad odor and taste because of ice buildup in treatment basins and consequent damage to mechanisms at the processing plant. There's little the city can do now to improve water quality, the consultants said, because the treatment basins are frozen.
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