Day in history for May 20, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- At Louisville, Ky., a young man named Ward shot to death a teacher, Mr. Butler, in the schoolroom because Prof. Butler had punished Ward's brother. When a jury found Ward innocent, a mob demolished a portion of the Ward family mansion and set fire to it.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The United Workmen, who will have a hall in the new armory, will dedicate their headquarters June 12.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Because of the rivalry between them, two circus companies, Ringling Brothers and Barnum And Bailey, will show in the Tri-Cities this summer. This circus war will lead to plastering these cities under tons of posters.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Jean Totten, 11, won the Rock Island jacks tournament.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island was in a position to claim a first in Illinois dogdom circles thanks to the efforts of a native son toy fox terrier named ''Purple Ribbon Spellmeyer's Little Captain.'' The achievement he brings to Rock Island is that of being the first champion toy fox terrier male in the state of Illinois in history.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- The Department of Health, Education and Welfare is investigating Moline High School for sex discrimination in interscholastic athletics. The department is acting upon a complaint from Tom Liljegren, 3330 14th St., Moline, that girls' interscholastic schedules at Moline High School are much shorter than boys'.
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