Day in history for June 17, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Frazier, a brakeman on the Rock Island railroad, was killed near Joliet when he leaned out from the platform just as the car passed under a bridge. A timber struck his head. He leaves a wife and several children.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- When a $35 skiff was stolen from Edward Stone at LeClaire, he hurried to Rock Island in time to see his skiff coming down the Mississippi. With Officer Brennan of Rock Island, he pursued the thieves in a sailboat and overtook them near the glass works. Occupants of the stolen skiff were a man, a woman and a boy.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The King's Daughters have a profit of $235 from the baby show they sponsored two afternoons this week at Turner Hall. The money will go into a fund to establish a home for old ladies.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Forty-eight men and women who have been circus fans 50 years or more will be the guests of The Argus at a performance of the John Robinson Circus.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Work on the leaky roof at the Rock Island County courthouse is scheduled to start next week. The Holmquist Co. of Moline has a contract to do the work for $5,687.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Seven Rock Island Lines cars derailed near 1400 3rd Ave., East Moline, about 8 p.m. Wednesday, doing about $10,000 damage to the rail and equipment. Another train derailment took place early this morning at 24th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island.
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