Day in history for May 11, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island County men who were soldiers during the War of 1812 have adopted a resolution recommending that the national government establish an arsenal on Rock Island.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The liquor question continues to divide towns bitterly. In Cordova, saloons now must pay a $300 license fee, a hint they are not wanted. In Zuma Township, the people have decided by vote not to let temperance lecturers use the church.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Miss Lucy Brennan, representing Rock Island High School, won first place in a four-state oratorical contest held in Minneapolis.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island defeated Davenport 18 to 7 in its opening home game in the Mississippi Valley Professional Baseball League.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Residents of the Blue Grass area were asked to be on the watch for a fox that may be rabid and to report to the sheriff's office immediately if any stock has been bitten. The search for the fox was started after Mrs. Herman Steffen reported that a fox bit and tore her dress while she was visiting with Mrs. Perry Cooper at the Cooper home near Blue Grass.

1979 -- 25 years ago
The snow-removal efforts at the Quad City Airport, which closed down only once all winter, were recognized at the annual International Aviation Snow Symposium held last week in Allentown, Pa. The airport was one of two given honorable mention for its snow-fighting efforts.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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