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.
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