Day in history for June 16, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The War Eagle made the trip from St. Paul to Rock Island in 29 1/2 hours, including four landings. While Capt. Scribe Harris commands the War Eagle, it can't be beat for speed. Celebrating the fast trip, his cannons aroused Rock Island and Davenport people early Saturday morning.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles will parade in Muscatine on the Fourth of July. The Rodman Rifles glee club and the Moline guards will help Morrison celebrate that day.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Retail Merchants Association charges that Davenport and Moline stores violated an agreement when they remained open on the morning of Memorial Day.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-Cities are hosts to 20,000 prophets at an international convention of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets, a Masonic order.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Policewoman Geneva Dunderberg nipped in the bud a ''vandalism club,'' which was being formed by a group of Moline boys. The children, ranging in ages from 9 to 11, had to commit acts of vandalism in order to remain members in good standing in the club. The policewoman said many of the children were carrying knives.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Caterpillar Tractor Co. will begin work immediately on a 382,200 square foot addition to its main plant in Mt. Joy. The company plans to complete the addition to its 2.1 million square foot plant by 1981.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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