Day in history for April 9, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The editor of The Argus, J.B. Danforth, has taken up his residence on the island, where he is custodian of what remains of Fort Armstrong. The editor will be in town from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and persons having business with him will confer a favor by calling within the hours named.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Judge Richman has decided that the city of Davenport has the right to prohibit the use of a steam motor to drag horse cars up the Brady Street hill. If the ruling sticks, the company will have to go back to horses for the hill pull.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The dream of flooding any home with music by pushing a button will come true in about two years, according to a Baltimore company, which plans to charge subscribers $50 a year.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Within six months death has claimed four members of the Velie family, Moline. Grace Velie Harper Harris, a granddaughter of John Deere, died yesterday.

1954 -- 50 years ago
In line with the increased farm production and employment trend evident over the country is the announcement that 200 workers will be recalled to jobs this week at the Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Muscatine industrialist Roy J. Carver was named today in a federal lawsuit alleging he and a partner paid a $1.5 million bribe to win Mideast oil drilling concessions.

Back: Available days in April 2004



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




(More History)