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: 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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