Day in history for April 25, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Codding's Traveling Daguerrean Gallery is now opposite the courthouse, in this place, where it will remain until May 8, which will be the last day. Now is the time for all who wish to get a correct likeness of themselves and friends.

1879 -- 125 years ago
P.L. Mitchell, owner of the cotton mill at Milan, has now bought the woolen mill property.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Nine skeletons were unearthed on a knoll southwest of the Watertown Asylum. It is thought to have been an Indian burying ground. The best preserved specimens are in the possession of Loren Pierce, and further investigation is being made.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Plans have been made for the fifth annual jacks tournament for children of Rock Island schools.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Presentation of the original copy of the Black Hawk Treaty to the Davenport Public Museum took place in a brief ceremony Sunday afternoon at the museum before a small crowd. The valuable document will be stored in Davenport in a fireproof vault until the projected new museum building is constructed.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Construction began today on an $80 million cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa, that is expected to boost local cement production by 350,000 tons a year. The Martin Marietta plant, which will replace an existing facility at the site six miles west of Davenport will be completed in 1981.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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