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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