Day in history for April 23, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Because of the railroad, the price of building lots on Rock Island's principal streets has risen to an average of $75 per front foot. As much as $4,000 has been paid for a lot on Illinois Street (2nd Avenue) and as much as $1,500 for a residential site.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- James Ducker and John Stanmore were instantly killed by the caving in of a roof at the Mineral Creek coal mine near Cleveland, Henry County. Three other miners were injured.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Recent changes in the management of the Rock Island Lines indicate that the Moore brothers no longer have absolute financial control of the system.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the sale of liquor, was defeated in a resolution adopted by the Illinois Conference of the Augustana Synod.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The Davenport city clerk's office today was preparing for a rush in applications for cigarette permits following action by the city council Wednesday night permitting filling stations to sell cigarettes.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Vandals have sabotaged a project sponsored by the Cordova Bicentennial Committee. In November, ten cement park benches were placed around the village. Each of the benches was solid concrete and cost nearly $100 each. Last weekend at least three of the benches were overturned and one located near the Cordova Library was completely destroyed.
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