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.
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