Day in history for April 15, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A bill has been introduced in Congress for the sale of the island of Rock Island. The Argus strongly opposes any plan to divide the island for private use. The island must be reserved for a national armory and arsenal. Let every man who can write a letter send one to Washington on the subject.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Wages for street work have been fixed by the Rock Island City Council at 15 cents an hour for laborers and 30 cents an hour for a man and a team of horses.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- William A. Thomas, a leather worker at Rock Island Arsenal, fell in front of a Davenport street car and was fatally injured today. Thomas fell when he was pulled from his bicycle by a ferocious dog.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Marie Boetje, 83, widow of the founder of a Rock Island mustard manufacturing business, died.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The sight of the slaying of two Rock Island policemen and a third man almost 32 years ago is being razed this week as part of a movement by city officials to eliminate fire and health hazards. Patrolmen James F. Green, 38, and Edward Miner, 34, met death in a kitchen at 307 22nd Street at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 15, 1922.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Pam Brill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brill, 1881 25th Ave. Ct., Moline, was named to the dean's list at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York City. She is a 1977 graduate of Rock Island High School.
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