Day in history for March 25, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Jonathan Whitman has contracted with the county court of commissioners to maintain a poor house for $150 a year and $1.25 a week board for each resident the county sends him.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Rock Island is possessed with the walking race mania. Tonight in Turner Hall Thomas Hass and Sam Finley will begin a match to determine who can walk farther in 24 hours.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island County delegates supporting Frank O. Lowden for the Republican nomination for governor left the hall at Bushnell when the district convention voted to seat 20 Yates and 20 Lowden delegates.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Because of impassable muddy roads, the Rock Island County convention place of Modern Woodmen of America has been changed from Port Byron to Rock Island.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A former Moline resident, Mrs. Myrna Harms of Peoria, will be saluted as ''Woman of the Week'' on the Bob Hope daytime show at 9:30 a.m. Thursday on WOC radio. Mrs. Harms is the former Myrna Fischer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fischer, 814 16th Ave., Moline. She is the first ''councilwoman'' in the history of the city of Peoria.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Housing construction is dropping dramatically in the Quad-Cities, but employment remains stable and the airlines and rail companies are thriving, according to a Quad-City Development Group study.
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