Day in history for April 27, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
There are now 80 dwelling houses, many stores and warehouses in process of erection in Rock Island. For April, that is a good beginning.

1879 -- 125 years ago
It is refreshing to see the courthouse square neat and clean. The usual piles of rubbish have been removed. Flowers will be planted in the yard. The new sidewalks around the square are well built.

1904 -- 100 years ago
New members of the county board of supervisors are Charles Eipper, D.W. Matthews, M.W. Battles and J.G. Britton, Democrats; Byron Kendall, August Karstens, C.E. Shallberg, John A. Godehn, Charles W. Heck, R.R. Lynn, Ezra Wilcher, L.C. Pfoh and George Rausch, Republicans.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Port Byron won the county community high schools track and field contests.

1954 -- 50 years ago
As a result of a flood of calls to St. Luke's Hospital Thursday morning by persons wishing to report a ghost light in the sky to the Scott County Ground Observer Corps located atop the building, Jack Crelly, director of the corps, has asked that under no circumstances is the public to call the hospital when wishing to contact the post.

1979 -- 25 years ago
An official of the Scott County Disabled American Veterans presented an aide to Rep. Thomas Railsback, R-Moline, with petitions signed by 3,600 persons protesting President Carter's proposal to eliminate free parking for Arsenal Island employees.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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