Day in history for May 3, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- The new ferry boat, John Wilson, has a spacious saloon, 32 by 25 feet, and an entrance separate from that for horses. The hurricane deck of the boat is a pleasant place to promenade in warm weather.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Henry Shall of Coe Township brought 10 wolf scalps to the county clerk's office and collected bounty on them today.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Workers in Rock Island and Davenport breweries are threatening to strike. They want their wages increased from $15 to $16 a week, their hours decreased from 9 to 8 a day, and continuance of the privilege of taking one free beer every hour.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The Secretary of War has promised a Quad-Cities delegation that he will take action to increase the business and working force at Rock Island Arsenal.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Barbara Kimbel, 86, of 1004 14th St., Rock Island, has been selected as ''Mother of the Year'' in the contest sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce Retail Bureau. She has long been active in welfare, church and civic affairs in the community.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Gov. James Thompson says he is going to close East Moline Mental Health Center, but area legislators promise a bitter fight if he tries. Thompson's plan calls for transferring 235 of East Moline's 260 residents to a state mental health center in Galesburg, and the other 25 to Dixon and Rockford, by July 1, 1980.
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