Day in history for June 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
We have just received a large and beautiful variety of new job type and assure the public that we can now execute any kind of job work in as good style as any other establishment in this region.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Sunday school teachers of Rock island, Moline and Milan will have a grand picnic on Credit Island the 17th.

1904 -- 100 years ago
East Moline saloonkeepers are in trouble and all five have been arrested. The ordinance of East Moline does not permit selling of liquor on Sunday, which is alleged to have been going on for some time. Numerous complaints have been made.

1929 -- 75 years ago
People who saw the John Robinson circus in Rock Island in 1879 will be guests of The Argus when the circus again shows here June 19.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman said he is planning to seek prosecution of friends and parents who are instrumental in teenagers obtaining liquor. The sheriff said investigations in the last three months have disclosed more teenagers have been obtaining liquor at their homes or through friends than by direct purchases at taverns.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Someone throwing objects at cars on Illinois 92 in Rock Island was the object of a police search Thursday night. Kenneth L. Dillie, of Joy, told police he was southbound on the expressway between 7th and 18th Avenue when something was thrown at his truck and broke its windshield.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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