Day in history for June 13, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Joseph Smith, Jr., son of the Prophet, is a sub-contractor on the Warsaw and Rockford railroad, having a section south of Nauvoo, upon which he is now working.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island and Peoria railroad elected the following Rock Island men as officers: P.L. Cable, president; R.R. Cable, vice president; Cornelius Lynde, secretary; Joseph Gaskell, treasurer.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Sad news has been received of the death in Colorado Springs of Louise, wife of John N. Eklund, a well-known former Moline resident.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The 15 teachers who served the longest in Rock Island were voted a salary increase of $100 each. All had previously attained the maximum of $1,500 annually.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Climbing of a Rock Island water tank at 4:30 a.m. resulted in $10 fines for two youths in Rock Island police court. Patrolmen James Aversing and Darrell G. Reynolds were dispatched to the water tank at 14th St. and 42nd Ave. after police received complaints from nearby residents that the youths climbing activities made such a noise that they couldn't sleep.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Moline, Kansas, population 598, will celebrate its centennial June 30. Some citizens may take a moment for special tribute to a John Deere plow salesman who arrived in 1879 with his wares and the name of his hometown in Illinois. He left the latter with Moline's founders.
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