Day in history for March 10, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The county court of commissioners certified that a second ferry is needed and the court will grant a license to the city in opposition to the ferry owned by Spencer and Robinson.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Miss Frances Slade, after seven years of residence in Italy, is visiting her brother and other relatives in Rock Island. She is staying at the Harper House.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Retail Merchants Association adopted a resolution condemning the court action being taken against the street car company by the city's mayor.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island and Moline are among the semi-finalists in the district basketball tournament.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The first passenger bus linking the sprawling 654-home Ridgeview housing project with Davenport is scheduled to roll Thursday morning following a vote of approval by the city council in a surprise move Tuesday night. In a regular session last Thursday, the council rejected the proposal by a 5 to 3 vote.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Paul M. Carlson, 51, sports editor of The Daily Dispatch for the past 25 years, died Saturday morning in Moline Public Hospital after a long fight against cancer. Carlson underwent surgery in September 1977, then wrote an award-winning column concerning his doctors' diagnosis of terminal cancer of the pancreas. His health improved temporarily after the operation, and he returned to work full time until December 1978.
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