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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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