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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