Day in history for April 20, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Austin Corbin, besides being an actor and lawyer over in Davenport, has now become a banker there. (In later years Corbin became a New York financier and railroad executive. He conceived and founded the Coney Island Resort.)
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Women are circulating a petition to the legislature to allow women to vote on the liquor question.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Attractions booked by the Rock Island YMCA for next season's entertainment series are: The Haskell Indian Band; Lorado Taft, sculptor; Lulu Tyler Gates and her company of musicians; Germaine, the wizard; the Byron Troubadours; and Dr. A.A. Willits, apostle of sunshine.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The poison deaths of 10 dogs in Moline and Rock Island led the Tri-City Beagles and Kennel Club to offer a reward of $200 for the arrest and conviction of poisoners.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The era of color television has officially arrived in the Quad-City area. It burst into full bloom at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday at the L.A. Baumgartner home at 1624 Cedar St., Davenport. Baumgartner is the RCA-Victor distributor of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. He invited his neighbors and friends to share the experience.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Hungry thieves took a cooler full of food from a couple camping out Saturday morning at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, but left them some beer to drown their sorrows.
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