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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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