Day in history for April 6, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Everything is eastern bound via the Rock Island railroad. Freight rates from Rock Island to New York are: Pork, $2.50 a barrel; lard, $2.25 a barrel; flour, $1.60; wheat and corn, 40 cents a bushel. These rates are lower than for river shipping to New Orleans and from there by ocean freighter to New York.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Reform Club observed its first anniversary with religious exercises at Negus Hall. The club, which holds itself aloof from party politics, reported many reforms accomplished by an expenditure of $500 during the year.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Thomas E. Schindler, owner of a prosperous meat market at 1817 2nd Ave., died of jaundice. He had been in business in Rock Island 46 years.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Candidates for mayor of Rock Island, Chester Thompson and Walter A. Rosenfield, promised the paving of 11th Street and a 15-minute bus schedule to Milan.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Clarence Machmer told Moline police that he was ''taken'' by two strangers several days ago on a car painting deal. Machmer said the two men offered to paint his car for $22. The car looked glistening new, too, until it started to rain. Then, Machmer complained, the paint started to wash off.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Deere And Co. is negotiating to lease space in the Rock Island Industrial Park for a new manufacturing plant that will employ 200 workers.
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