Day in history for May 1, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The Prairie Farmer magazine for April refers to the island of Rock Island as Davenport island.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Frank W. Bahnsen, an experienced druggist who has clerked for Emil Kohler, has bought out the Fourth Avenue Drug Store. Mr. Bahnsen is a young man of excellent habits and popular with everyone.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Democrats of the 33rd Senatorial District, in convention at Aledo, refused to endorse Publisher William Randolph Hearst for nomination for president.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- A fire which destroyed a $20,000 ice plant at 7th Street, Moline and Rock River was caused by spontaneous combustion, investigators said.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Clues to the identity of burglars who early today rolled out a 400-pound safe containing $8,707.75 from the Uptown Tavern, 1614 Harrison St., Davenport, are being investigated by Davenport authorities. The theft was reported to police at 3 a.m. by A.W. Ziebarth, tavern owner, who had entered the building to clean up the place.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Quad-City construction industry began grinding to a halt today as concrete haulers and equipment operators walked off their jobs. The strike came after more than 100 truck drivers for Consumers, Rock Island Readymix, Allied and Midway Stone and 1,200 members of Operating Engineers Local 537 on both sides of the river rejected contract proposals.
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