Day in history for March 17, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The block of historic marble which the pope sent as a contribution to the Washington monument was smashed to pieces by a gang of men who lured away the guard last night.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Rock Island and Moline St. Patrick's Benevolent Societies paraded this morning, attended mass, and this evening will hold a grand ball in Hillier's Hall.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island High School girl's basketball team defeated Davenport girls, 18 to 8, in their annual game.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Willard L. Velie Jr., president of Velie Motors Corporation, died suddenly of a heart attack.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Development of Douglas Park for baseball took another forward step with the announcement by Mayor Carl F. Bauer that labor and supplies will be donated to accomplish necessary repairs of park restroom facilities. Prospects are good for night baseball in the park yet this summer. It is anticipated that civic and city groups will underwrite a $10,000 expense of the lights.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Nell Daniels, who built Milan's park and recreation program from scratch after becoming its first director in 1973, is resigning next month. Trustee John Hesch, chairman of the parks committee, told the village board her resignation, prompted by health reasons, is effective April 13.
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