Day in history for June 30, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The services of two steamers, the J. McKee and the Ben Campbell, have been engaged to bring people from river cities to Rock Island and Davenport celebrations of the Fourth of July.

1879 -- 125 years ago
A lawsuit over right-of-way between C.B. And Q. railroad and Williams, White And Co., Moline, has been settled by compromise. The company will receive $750 and will tear down its wall, in order to give the railway unobstructed right-of-way within 10 days.

1904 -- 100 years ago
A circus performer was taken from a train here when he became semi-conscious. His face was broken out and Dr. G.G. Craig, Jr. diagnosed the illness as smallpox. The patient was taken to the city pest house when the railroad agreed to pay the bill for his care.

1929 -- 75 years ago
At a public hearing on what to do about Milan's floods, the proposal was made that the federal government double its proposed appropriation to change the course of Mill Creek.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A revolutionary road-laying machine, designed and built by the Quad-City Construction Co., 644 25th Ave., Rock Island, is making road-building history.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Former East Moline basketball coach Ernie Kivisto has been named National High School Athletic Coaches Association boys basketball coach of the year. The 57-year-old Kivisto is the youngest coach ever to win the national honor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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