Day in history for April 2, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Students of Rock Island Collegiate Institute and Female Seminary are holding a 2-day exhibition at the courthouse. The first day 38 young men gave declamations. The young ladies showed their compositions in the paper they publish. Three plays, 18 piano numbers, and songs by the glee club were presented.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- News has reached here that Chicago went Democratic in this week's election.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Dr. Charles C. Carter, who has practiced here 25 years, died today. He was born in San Francisco and came to Rock Island with his parents in 1852.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- An extensive search is under way for a 14-year-old boy who has started on a downriver adventure in a rowboat.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Police today were pondering the motive which prompted placing of a burning street flare on the porch of a Rock Island residence. Mrs. Lauretta Passmore, 3217 14th Ave., said she found the burning flare on her front porch Wednesday evening.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Whitey's Ice Cream celebrated the opening of its new store at 1601 23rd Ave., Moline. Among the first customers were C.L. ''Whitey'' Lindgren, the original store's owner and namesake; Loren Benson, architect; Mayor Lawrence Lorensen; and Bob Tunberg, owner. The old store at 1611 23rd Ave. is scheduled to be torn down next week to allow the intersection of 16th St. and 23rd Ave. to be widened.
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