Day in history for April 26, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus has found nobody in these three cities who favors the sale of the island of Rock Island, as proposed in a bill before congress. On the contrary, everyone seems determined that the island should be used for a national armory and arsenal, as recommended by the Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The C.B. And Q. and the Rock Island Lines are at war over the right of way between 30th Street and downtown Rock Island along the river. The Rock Island Lines crews occupied the disputed ground Saturday but the C.B. And Q. sent in 80 men to lay track Sunday morning.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The force at New Shops (Silvis) has been increased to 500 men. Thirty-five locomotives are in the shops for repairs.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Simon Pelz, 5, was injured when struck by an automobile.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The Davenport Police Department is faced with the problem of applying 400 gallons of zone marking paint on city streets following the resignation of City Painter Henry C. Carey, in connection with an alleged argument with Chief Harvey Smith.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- About 90 of Moline's city workers went on strike early this morning to protest the city's decision to not rehire a former parks department employee after he had a stroke. The union says the city treated park department employee Eldon LeMaster, 57, of 413 37th St., unfairly.
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