Day in history for April 11, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Be it ordained by the city council of the city of Rock Island: That no person shall keep at the same time in any house, shop, store, cellar, or in any boat or warehouse within the limits of this city, more than 30 pounds of gun powder.

1879 -- 125 years ago
William E. Sweeney writes that the Rock Island colonists of Trego County, Kan., are doing well.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Marshall Field, of Chicago, has arrived at New York from Hamburg.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Chicago Motor Club of Rock Island has organized 130 boys into a safety patrol.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The four-story Henry C. Kahl mansion at 1101 W. 9th St., Davenport, has been presented to the Catholic Diocese of Davenport and will be converted into a home for the aged. The home and surrounding acreage, covering between five and six acres, represents a gift to the diocese by Mrs. V.O. Figge, the former Elizabeth Kahl, and Mrs. Henry C. Wurzer, formerly Margaret Kahl, and the heirs of the Carmella Kahl Sheehan estate.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A man being held for armed robbery and kidnapping took a female Rock Island County jail employee hostage with a homemade knife inside the facility early today. The man, identified by police as Daniel Jacob Miller, 22, was negotiating demands via telephone with Sheriff Randy Heaton and two Rock Island doctors.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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