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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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