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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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