Day in history for March 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Frink And Co. now runs a daily line of stagecoaches between Davenport and Cedar Rapids, by way of Tipton.

1879 -- 125 years ago
S.R. Finley walked 58 miles and Thomas Hass 56 before they took their first rest in their 24-hour walking race in Turner Hall, Rock Island.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College has taken an option to buy land at 7th Avenue and 38th Street as a site for a future auditorium.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Gov. John Hammill of Iowa has accepted an invitation to join Gov. Louis Emmerson of Illinois at the dedication of the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium next Oct. 5.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Members of the flood control committee of the East Moline and Silvis chamber of commerce will recommend to the East Moline City Council the construction of an earthern dike along the East Moline riverfront. The recommendation will include a dike from a point 500 feet west of Sugar Creek southwesterly to the Deere And Co. properties.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A policewoman was forced to tackle a 19-year-old Moline woman who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident and later caused a ruckus at the police station. Once at the police station, the woman kicked two officers and threw a desk spindle at another. She was charged with aggravated battery, battery, drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, escape, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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