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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