Day in history for March 24, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Spencer And Robinson, facing competition from a city-owned ferry, have sent a man to Cincinnati to hurry up building work on their new ferryboat.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Female Silver Cornet Band of Muscatine paraded Rock Island streets today in behalf of Professor Miller, champion walker of Iowa, who will attempt to walk 100 miles in 22 hours in the German Theater, Davenport.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Lothar Harms will install a roof garden at the Hotel Harms, Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Because of many protests against carnivals made by merchants and other citizens, the Rock Island city council adopted a resolution against licensing of any more carnivals. The one recently granted a license, however, will be allowed to show.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Voters of the Moline School District approved the King orchard-Smith farm plots as the site of a new senior high school by a 1,078 majority. The site is located between 41st and 34th streets, south of 23rd Avenue. The referendum brought out the greatest turnout of voters in the history of Moline school elections. The vote means that Moline will have a new high school by 1957.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The East Moline Panthers returned home from Champaign today with the fourth-place trophy in the Illinois Class AA basketball tournament. Coach Cliff Talley's team finished with a 27-6 record.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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