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: 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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