Day in history for May 2, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- A Davenport newspaper says ''the Rock Island railroad on Monday landed 400 passengers in Davenport.'' We thought the Rock Island depot was in Rock Island. There is no railroad to Davenport yet.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Our poormaster gave a jobless man $5 for ''the necessities of life.'' So the man used the money to take unto himself a wife.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Dexter, Billy and Doc, the faithful horses of the Rock Island Police Department, are to be retired.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The county will pay $1,000 toward right-of-way which will make possible the cutting down and paving of Carbon Cliff hill.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Moline swimming pool will pay off the last of its bonds this year and hereafter will be budgeted as part of the playground and recreation department instead of as a separate item on the city's financial picture. The last bonds, $3,000 worth, in addition to $120 in interest, will be liquidated during the coming fiscal year.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- About 40 gallons of highly toxic, flammable rocket fuel which leaked onto the ground at a Milan trucking company terminal has been completely neutralized. The leak of the chemical anhydrous hydrazine began at the BAndN Transport, Inc. terminal at 727 W. 9th St. about 7:30 a.m. It took trucking company employees and members of the Black Hawk Fire Department about 12 hours to wash away the spill.
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