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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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