Day in history for May 30, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- We have been favored with delightful and refreshing rains during the past week. The country presents a charming appearance now and the prospects of good crops were scarce ever better.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- Moline is proud of its new hotel, the Keator House, and is talking up an opera house.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Rumor has it that the Brown Corn Planter Works at Galesburg is to be sold to a Chicago company which will manufacture automobiles.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Elbert J. Caughey of near Orion had the highest grade among 201 eighth-grade pupils of rural schools taking final examinations.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Two baby beavers, found beneath a railroad bridge over Sylvan Slough soon will make their new home in a zoo at Yorkville, Ill. Mrs. Marie Wiegand, president of the Rock Island Humane Society, said the beavers were found by Gil Peterson, 1402 15th Ave., Rock Island. Peterson was quoted as saying he did not leave the beavers along the slough because dogs already had killed two of the litter.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Medical science, perseverance and extraordinary timing have kept Michelle Neels in school without fail for the last 13 years. Neels, 18, of 5321 28th Ave., Moline, will receive her United Township High School diploma June 1 and conclude 13 years of perfect attendance. Michelle has maintained high grades and plans to attend Black Hawk College.
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