Day in history for June 14, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Davenport is making extensive arrangements for a Fourth of July celebration. Last year the celebration was held in Rock Island. The plan for alternate observance of the Fourth in these twin cities should be continued.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A small green insect of the aphid order is destroying corn in the Geneseo vicinity. A swarm of such insects attacks a corn hill and sucks the young corn dry.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Conductors and motormen of the Tri-City Railway Co. have completed erection of a clubhouse on Vandruff's Island in Rock River. The 39 members and their families will use the place as a pleasure resort.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana Lutheran Synod voted to convene in Rock Island in 1930.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Sale of the old Coaltown School was announced by the Moline Board of Education after a public auction in which C.H. Hardesty, who owns farmland in the area, was high bidder with an offer of $5,000. The school is more than 100 years old. A new school, named the Katherine Butterworth School, will be built in the area.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Robert Verstraete was asking for a little more sleep on Sunday mornings. The bells at Trinity Lutheran Church near his home in Coal Valley are preventing that, he told village board members. The board approved a motion to write a letter to the church property committee, asking them to reduce the volume of the bells.

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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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