Day in history for March 20, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Half of the old buildings on the depot ground have been removed and the new passenger depot soon will be ready. The old sawmill of Bailey And Boyle has been moved up to the lower part of town.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Resolutions against liquor and tobacco were passed by the WCTU of the sixth congressional district in session here. Grape juice for church sacramental purposes was advocated.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- A split in the Republican party ended up today in two county conventions being held, with two sets of delegates. Mayor William McConochie led the Lowden forces at the Illinois Theater. C.J. Searle presided for the Yates delegates at the courthouse.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Augustana College moved a step nearer a state title by defeating Monmouth.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Approval of architects plans for a new Scott County courthouse by the board of supervisors set the stage for actual construction of the long awaited and much needed building.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock River, continuing its ''slow, steady rise,'' overtopped one levee this morning and pushed high against several others. The Yeager levee northeast of Osborn had two to four inches of water flowing over its south end this morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Osborn area residents said. Upstream at Hillsdale, Mayor Max Crane said the Rock has hit 18.5 feet, the highest ever.
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