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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