Day in history for February 21, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A very fine stock of beautiful gold watches, clocks and jewelry may be found at the store of Mr. Geo. D. Bromley on Illinois Street, near the courthouse square. Mr. B. is a thorough and practical watchmaker, by trade, and has a shop in this city and one in Moline.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- At Galesburg, scarlet fever is spreading at a fearful rate. Many people have died within 24 hours after taking the disease.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Opening 18th Avenue, from 17th to 12th streets, is being considered by the Rock Island city council.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Fred R. Pollard has been named chairman of a Rosenfield for Mayor committee.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island Arsenal's participation in the manufacture of the new ''Honest John'' rocket mentioned in a talk this week by Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Army Chief of Staff, was acknowledged officially by the Department of the Army. According to Ridgway, the missile will have a range of more than 50 miles, and the rocket will be capable of hitting battlefield targets 17 miles behind enemy front lines.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Construction will begin within days on a $932,531 face-lift for Augustana College's Wallberg Hall of Science and the College Union. The first floor of the union will be converted for use by the biology department. Wallberg Hall, which housed all science classes when it opened in 1935, will be used almost exclusively by the chemistry department.
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