Day in history for February 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The Argus is opposed to a recommendation that Davenport be invited to pay some of the bill for the forthcoming celebration of the completion of the Chicago And Rock Island railroad. The Argus believes Rock Island should ask its guests to accept this city's hospitality without charge.

1879 -- 125 years ago
J.F. Everett, Rock Island superintendent of schools, reports 1,719 pupils enrolled, of whom 643 were neither absent nor tardy in January.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Vatican and the Italian government are ready to sign a treaty settling long-standing differences between church and state.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Little Sherri Whicker, 3-year-old Rock Island girl, tried to escape this morning, but fell into the clutches of the ''law.'' Sherri walked away from home and started to walk across busy 7th Ave. Dickie Holtman, a school patrolboy at Longfellow School, spotted the unattended runaway and took her in tow.

1979 -- 25 years ago
An Illinois Department of Corrections official says the state could use part of the East Moline Mental Health Center for a minimum security prison work-release program. A.M. Monahan, chief of operations, says the state would like to set up a program involving ''good risk'' prisoners in the Quad-Cities area.

Back: Available days in February 2004




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)