Day in history for June 1, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
School children of Rock Island (two train cars full) took a pleasure excursion to Geneseo today. They carried banners. The girls were tastefully dressed. Geneseo students joined in the festivities in a park.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Probably the largest raft of logs ever brought down the Mississippi has passed Rock Island, bound for Muscatine. The raft, brought down from the Wisconsin Pineries by the steamer Ben Hershey, is 530 feet long and 310 feet wide.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Results of a high school track and field meet held at the Ninth Street park here: Rock Island, 74 1/2 points; Davenport, 32 1/2; Moline, 27.

1929 -- 75 years ago
An auto carrying 10 young people plunged 20 feet into an excavation at the crest of the Carbon Cliff hill on the 23rd Avenue road southeast of Moline at a point where the grade of the hill had been cut down preparatory to paving. John T. Hogan of Chicago, a St. Ambrose College student, was killed. Nine others were injured.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A fire of undetermined origin burned out the interior of the rear storeroom at Mildred's Ice Cream Store, 1522 15th St., Moline, and caused damage which may run as high as $20,000.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Illinois is considering locating a 200-bed minimum security prison and a 50-bed work release center on the East Moline Mental Health Center grounds.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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