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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