Day in history for April 4, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The Lamartine run aground and sunk her stern on Saturday night about 12 or 15 miles below town. She was loaded and bound down the river. Mr. VanSant of the Rock Island Boat Yard has gone down to see what can be done with her.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island city council has repealed the ordinance which prohibited cows from running at large. Cows may now wander the streets from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A band stand will be built in Long View Park. The stand in Spencer Square will be replaced by a better one.

1929 -- 75 years ago
A bill was introduced in the legislature for the state to take over maintenance of a War of 1812 monument at Campbell's Island, East Moline.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island County Board of Supervisors authorized action aimed at eventual emergency appropriation of funds for repairing the county courthouse. The special board session was a result of grand jury criticism of the board for the condition of the courthouse.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Doris Aswege was reading Wednesday night in the bedroom of her condominium in Moline, when a car, catapulted forward by a frozen accelerator pedal, smashed into the room about 8:45 p.m., scattering bricks, dust and furniture, but leaving Mrs. Aswege and her dog unscathed. When the dust settled, the car and the walls of the home were extensively damaged.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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