Day in history for March 11, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Roosevelt, president of the Warsaw And Rockford Railroad, and some of the road's directors were in town today and signed a contract for building the railway between Rock Island and Port Byron by Oct. 1, 1855.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Forty men of Company B, Moline, visited the Rodman Rifles today. Captain Hawes and his men received the neighboring militiamen at a lunch in the new armory. There was some good singing.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Gov. Richard Yates will direct his primary election campaign in this county in person during the last three days. Supporters of Frank O. Lowden claim victory in all of Moline and in three wards of Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island firemen answered 10 calls in a day, breaking a 2-year record. Most of the fires were caused by chimney sparks.

1954 -- 50 years ago
High, gusty wind was presumably responsible for breaking a large plate glass window above the entrance to The Argus Thursday night. Broken glass littered both the sidewalk below and the area inside the window. Winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles were reported during the period.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Lonnie Horn of Moline won the Golden Gloves state boxing championship at 156 pounds Sunday, qualifying him for the nationals March 28-31 at Indianapolis.

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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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