Day in history for June 4, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- One man offered to carry the mail between Rock Island and Keithsburg twice a week for $550 a year. The lowest bid for carrying mail between Rock Island and Macomb was $1,195 a year. Our congressman says the U.S. Post Office Department will abandon the routes before agreeing to pay more than the receipts from the two routes justify.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The `Hind Temperance Bill' permitting women in this state to vote upon liquor questions, the bill being pushed by the Women's Christian Temperance Union, was killed in the House of Representatives at Springfield by a vote of 54 to 53.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- A.E. Rounds is testing the right of Rock Island to collect toll at the Rock River bridges, which this city owns and maintains. When fined in Milan justice court, Mr. Rounds appealed the case to the circuit court.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island's oldest resident, Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker, observed her 103rd birthday.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- The purchase of the DeSoto-Plymouth Agency in Moline, formerly operated as Horst-Zimmerman Motors, was announced by W. Robert Brainard, of Moline. The new name for the agency will be Brainard-Thompson Motors Inc., 412 14th St.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- An Andover man was injured when he was kicked in the face by a horse early Saturday afternoon. Leonard McKune, 24, was listed in satisfactory condition at Moline Public Hospital.
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