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Day in history for May 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
At a public meeting in their school house, Moline people adopted a resolution advocating that the federal government should sell that part of the island of Rock Island lying opposite Moline. Many of Moline's factories are located at the east end of the island.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Dan O'Leary is now promoting walking matches. He will hold a series of contests among amateur pedestrians and when he finds one who can make 500 miles in six days, he will take him to England to bring back the championship which the English Rowell carried away from our shores.

1904 -- 100 years ago
John F. Wallace, who has been named engineer in charge of building the Panama Canal, lived in Rock Island from 1874 to 1876. His father was president of Monmouth College.

1929 -- 75 years ago
State Senator Martin R. Carlson, Moline, advocates paving Black Hawk Road by use of gas tax refunds.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Cornerstone laying ceremonies at the addition of the Hammond-Henry District Hospital, Geneseo, have been scheduled for 2 p.m. May 12 during National Hospital Week. A fund drive, seeking $50,000 for the purchase of equipment, will conclude May 15, and the addition is expected to be ready for occupancy by early fall.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Picketing by Eagle Warehouse employees spread to the company's 11 Quad-Cities supermarkets, prompting 70 Eagle meatcutters to stay off the job.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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