Day in history for March 9, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Rock Island City Council voted to apply to the county court of commissioners for a license to operate a ferry in competition with the privately owned ferry between Rock Island and Davenport. Because of the many immigrant wagons passing into Iowa, the ferry business is booming.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Women can vote in Wyoming territory, but only the baser sort of females do vote, even though there are separate voting places for women so that they do not have to associate with the vile politicians.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- M.H. Sexton has resigned the leadership of western professional baseball leagues. He has bought the building at 1626 2nd Ave., Rock Island, and a half interest in a news and cigar depot.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- American Legion men of five cities were guests of the Rock Island post on its 10th anniversary.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- City hall in Moline has withstood the ravages of time in good style. For the first time since the two-story structure was built in 1913, a major improvement project is being considered. Plans are in blueprint stage for the removal of the entire terra cotta around the building.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Davenport City Council reluctantly agreed to seek $4 million in federal aid to build a bus garage in Rock Island. Although the approval was conditional, it was a significant step forward in obtaining the federal dollars needed for the long-delayed and controversial project.
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