Day in history for March 21, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Our readers remember the sad fate of the little Thompson boy who slipped under the ice several weeks ago. The body was found on a sand bar just below town, last Sunday, and was buried on Monday.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Lew West and John Gilmore are among Rock Island men settling in Waukeeney County, Kan.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Journeymen Barbers' Union No. 116 held a spirited meeting at Columbian Hall at which the agitation to raise the price of a shave from 10 to 15 cents was brought up for consideration.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The Secretary of the Navy has endorsed Rock Island's efforts to obtain a state armory for use by Naval Reserves.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Guests at the Poplar Motel, 709 1st Ave., Silvis, were awakened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday when a truck crashed through the side of the room in which they were sleeping. The panel truck went out of control and skidded over the curb in front of the Schroder Mortuary, continued up a 2-foot terrace and crashed through the west wall of the motel.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- East Moliner's had their chance to have their favorite potholes filled when a limited number of pothole repair coupons were passed out at the East Moline city council meeting. There's only one hitch. The fine prints says: ''Coupon void in those areas where the size of potholes would endanger the lives of street maintenance crews.''
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