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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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