Day in history for April 21, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The courthouse auditorium was crowded last night by citizens who met to discuss reform of Illinois common schools. The group adopted a resolution urging establishment of a state university.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- A Colored Emigrant Aid Society has been organized in Davenport. The purpose is to help colored people move from the south to northern states.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Rev. C.A. Hemborg has resigned as pastor of First Lutheran Church, Moline, and as president of the Illinois Conference of the Augustana Synod because of poor health.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The will of Mrs. Grace Velie Harris, a former resident of Rock Island and a native of Moline, leaves $1,000,000 to charities and public works. Money is bequeathed to Moline for a playground at 11th Street and 11th Avenue.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The sale of radio station KSTT for an undisclosed price has been announced by A. Malcolm McGreagor and I.W. Whalen, new owners. They said they had purchased the interest of Hugh Norman, who has been president of Davenport Broadcasting Co. which operates the station. Sale is subject of FCC approval.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock Island Lines depot in Geneseo, already nearly lifeless, may be abandoned if the Illinois Commerce Commission approves the railroad's petition to do so. Regional freight business will be handled from a Silvis office.
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