Day in history for February 4, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Long John Wentworth, this district's representative in congress, is leading a fight to extend to soldiers of the War of 1812 the same pensions as are paid to soldiers of the Revolution.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Maj. Frazer Wilson today was elected president of the Old Settlers Society, which will hold its annual festival Feb. 21.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Jule Waters is appearing at the Illinois Theater here in the play ``Just Struck Town.''

1929 -- 75 years ago
Automobiles being shown at the Rock Island Auto Show include new models of Graham-Paige, Marmon, Reo, LaSalle, Auburn, Oakland, Whippet and Essex.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Circuit Judge Dan H. McNeal will issue a permanent injunction restraining the city of Rock Island from locating a swimming pool in Long View Park. Indications were the city will appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court. Judge McNeal announced his decision in letters to City Attorney Charles D. Marshall and attorney Norman R. Walker, representing 66 residents of the Long View Park area who filed the suit for an injunction.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Despite recent farm rumors about a ``coyote invasion,'' the animals are no more numerous than usual, acccording to Lowell McKirgan, Illinois conservation police officer. Rumors have been heard of farms being invaded by packs of coyotes attacking livestock, but McKirgan says, ``The numbers are not disturbingly high this year.''

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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