Day in history for March 18, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Our bedrooms are fit only to die in. Occupants rarely open a window. To sleep in a tight 6-by-10 bedroom that has no aperture for admitting air is to invite pestilence.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Supervisors voted, 15 to 1, to make Moline a township by itself. The other part of the former Moline Township will henceforth be known as South Moline Township.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- George L. Hakes and John Burns left today for Alaska, where they will be engineer and mate, respectively, on the steamer Sarah of the Commercial Company.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Barstow is isolated, Campbell's Island shut off and Carbon Cliff threatened by the floods of the Mississippi and Rock rivers.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A 10-month-old girl was carried to safety by her 17-year-old uncle when a flash fire broke out in the kitchen of a Rock Island apartment at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday. Rescued was Kathy Coleman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Coleman, Jr., 715 20th St. The rescuer was Dick Coleman, 10 Harris Addition, Rock Island, who was babysitting at the time.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The attorney for the Rock Island Girls Softball League threatened to sue city officials for discriminating against girls in the way they build and assign baseball facilities. The threat surfaced after two hours of debate between the council, GSL and representatives of a competing girls' softball group, Rock Island Rookies Corp.
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